BP’s Attempt to Cap Oil Spill Fails

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Filed under: BP p.l.c. ADS (BP) , Oil Since April 20 when a BP ( BP ) oil rig ruptured and toppled into the ocean, 5,000 barrels of oil a day have leaked into the ocean off the U.S. Gulf Coast. So far, BP engineers have tried unsuccessfully to cap the rupture. Their latest attempt was to drop a 98-ton dome over the spill in hopes of containing the oil. This too, failed. Gas and underwater pressure formed ice crystals on top of the dome, forcing engineers to abort the plan. To make matters worse, a vessel chartered by the Financial Times and oil spill consultants spotted thick crude oil deposits at the mouth of South Pass, one of the navigable channels of the Mississippi. Continue reading BP’s Attempt to Cap Oil Spill Fails BP’s Attempt to Cap Oil Spill Fails originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 10 May 2010 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments

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