New delays push back fixing BP spill

Drilling on relief well and tests on a new cap both postponed

BP has stopped drilling on a relief well that is believed to be the only permanent fix available for the spill the Gulf of Mexico for at least 48 hours, delaying its completion by a few days. BP also announced that it would be delaying the integrity testing of a new cap designed to be fitted on top of the well. Government officials and BP say they need more time for analysis before testing can proceed. No date has been set for when testing will begin.

Wall Street Journal