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Spewing BP oil spill almost capped?

BP prepares attempt to stop the spill through pressure tests


For the first time, BP will attempt to completely stop the spewing BP oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico. On Tuesday, the oil company prepared to conduct pressure tests with a new, tighter-fitting cap to see if they can stop the
leak. Kent Wells, a senior vice president of the company, said at a briefing that the installation of the new cap was completed Monday evening. “It really went extremely well,” he said. “But we know that the job’s not over
yet.” First, they must test the cap for 48 hours. If tests show that the pressure is rising and holding with no significant damage to the casing pipe that runs to 13,000 feet below the seafloor, BP could decide to leave the valves closed, which would mean the well is shut. Tests could also reveal pressures that are lower than expected, Mr. Wells said, which would mean the well is damaged and that oil and gas are still leaking into the surrounding rock.

New York Times

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Spewing BP oil spill almost capped?

  1. C'mon guys… Stop trying to pull the whool over our eyes!!!!
    NOBODY in this country is that stupid! (although, admittedly most are close!!!!!!!) Learn to write English and then many more of us might start to consider what you are saying…. ASSSHOLES.

    • Speaking of learning how to write English , I think the word you were trying to write is spelled ''wool '' not whool, also there is only one ''s'' in ass,but you are right when you say learn to write English, many more of us might consider what you are saying.

  2. Yea! BP says that it is almost fixed. I believe them. When has BP ever misled me? Wow, where is my cave, I need to get back in. It is very bright out here.

    BP's actions pre-dating the disaster were criminal. Their actions subsequently have demonstrated true moral bankruptcy among their leadership. If you want to read an article that skewers BP and Tony Hayward and their willingness to partner with evil, check this one out; it is wicked funny and fair.