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BP CEO: Effort to plug oil spill going as planned

 Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, center, speaks at a press conference in Galliano, La., Monday, May 24, 2010. Standing behind Salazar are Sen. David V...
 Graphic shows percentage of U.S. oil production from offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
 President Barack Obama, escorted by Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer, waves as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 25, 2010...
 A woman who asked not to be identified holds ribbons with eleven stars that were given attendees to the memorial service honoring the eleven men who ...
 An attendee at the memorial service honoring the eleven men who died in the offshore rig explosion that triggered the Gulf oil spill holds programs a...
 Douglas Inkley, left, from the National Wildlife Federation, stands near oil-soaked vegetation on an island impacted by oil from the Deepwater Horizo...
 Oil absorbent material boom and oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is seen on Elmer's Island in Grand Isle, La. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. (AP P...
 An image from a  live video feed the oil plume is seen on the BP.com website early Wednesday, May 26, 2010. The oil company planned a "top kill" desi...
 Senate Energy and natural Resources Committee Chairman Sen. Jeff Bingham, D-N.M., left, and the committee's ranking Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R...

Gulf Oil Spill

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, center, speaks at a press conference in Galliano, La., Monday, May 24, 2010. Standing behind Salazar are Sen. David V...

GULF OFFSHORE DRILLING

Graphic shows percentage of U.S. oil production from offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Obama Republicans

President Barack Obama, escorted by Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer, waves as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 25, 2010...

APTOPIX Oil Spill Memorial

A woman who asked not to be identified holds ribbons with eleven stars that were given attendees to the memorial service honoring the eleven men who ...

Oil Spill Memorial

An attendee at the memorial service honoring the eleven men who died in the offshore rig explosion that triggered the Gulf oil spill holds programs a...

Gulf Oil Spill

Douglas Inkley, left, from the National Wildlife Federation, stands near oil-soaked vegetation on an island impacted by oil from the Deepwater Horizo...

Gulf Oil Spill

Oil absorbent material boom and oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is seen on Elmer's Island in Grand Isle, La. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. (AP P...

Oil Spill

An image from a live video feed the oil plume is seen on the BP.com website early Wednesday, May 26, 2010. The oil company planned a "top kill" desi...

Gulf Oil Spill

Senate Energy and natural Resources Committee Chairman Sen. Jeff Bingham, D-N.M., left, and the committee's ranking Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R...

BP CEO Tony Hayward says the process of pumping heavy mud into the leaking Gulf of Mexico well is going according to plan and it will be at least a day before the company knows if it has been successful.
This is company's boldest attempt yet to plug the gusher that has spewed millions of gallons of oil over the last five weeks.
Hayward says the plume of gushing oil that is being shown live online and on TV isn't an indictor of whether the process is working. He says if it increases or decreases, it doesn't indicate what's going on.
BP hoped the mud being pumped in Wednesday could overpower the steady stream of oil. The company wants to eventually inject cement into the well to permanently seal it.


Updated : 2021-08-02 20:08 GMT+08:00