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BP slowly dialing down remaining Gulf oil flow

 Map shows the forecast location of oil
 In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 22:25 CDT, oil flows from one of three valves of the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwat...
 A commercial fishing vessel assists in a controlled burn of contained oil on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Wednesday, July 14, 2010....
 In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 6:45 a.m. EDT Thursday July 15, 2010, oil flows from one of three valves of the new 75-ton cap a...

GULF OIL SPILL

Map shows the forecast location of oil

Gulf Oil Spill

In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 22:25 CDT, oil flows from one of three valves of the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwat...

APTOPIX Gulf Oil Spill

A commercial fishing vessel assists in a controlled burn of contained oil on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Wednesday, July 14, 2010....

Gulf Oil Spill

In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 6:45 a.m. EDT Thursday July 15, 2010, oil flows from one of three valves of the new 75-ton cap a...

BP says it has started to slowly dial down the gush of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
The step will take several hours and if it works, BP believes no oil will be leaking into the water for the first time since the crisis began nearly three months ago.
BP is hoping the new, custom-fitted cap will be a temporary fix before they permanently clog the blown-out well.
Engineers will watch pressure readings to see if the cap is working. High pressure is better, because it means the oil is staying within the cap and not escaping through an unknown leak. Low pressure means there could be another leak.
BP started the test Thursday after yet another delay _ this time a leak found in one of the lines.


Updated : 2020-11-30 00:44 GMT+08:00