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US: Test results from well not as good as hoped

 This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 15:57 CDT, shows that oil has stopped flowing  from the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwat...
 Oysterman Johnny Schneider of Mereaux, La., discusses his feelings about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill being capped as he stands on his oyster boat...
 The Texas Responder oil skimming vessel, left, sails away from vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil well leak on the Gulf of...
 Oysterman Elward Perez of St. Bernard, La., discusses his feelings about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill being capped as he stands on his oyster boat...
 This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 14:27 CDT, shows that oil has stopped flowing from the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwate...
 This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 17:56 CDT shows that oil has stopped flowing from the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwater...
 In this combo made from images taken from video provided by BP PLC, oil flows from two of three valves on the 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwat...
 Capt. Joanna Newman puts her dinner in a microwave below a television in the galley of the Pacific Responder oil skimming vessel, which is located se...
 This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 15:13 CDT shows that oil has stopped flowing  from the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwate...
 Drilling rigs and workboats operate at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead has been ...
 The Boa Sub C work boat, top, operates near the Q4000 drilling rig at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 1...
 The Helix Producer operates at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead has been capped a...
 Workboats operate near the Transocean Development Drilling Rig II at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16...
  This combination of two photos made from images taken from video provided by BP PLC shows oil flowing from two of three valves on the new 75-ton cap...
 A workboat is surrounded by an oily slick at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead has...
 Map shows the forecast location of oil

Gulf Oil Spill

This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 15:57 CDT, shows that oil has stopped flowing from the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwat...

Gulf Oil Spill

Oysterman Johnny Schneider of Mereaux, La., discusses his feelings about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill being capped as he stands on his oyster boat...

CORRECTION Gulf Oil Spill

The Texas Responder oil skimming vessel, left, sails away from vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil well leak on the Gulf of...

Gulf Oil Spill

Oysterman Elward Perez of St. Bernard, La., discusses his feelings about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill being capped as he stands on his oyster boat...

Gulf Oil Spill

This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 14:27 CDT, shows that oil has stopped flowing from the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwate...

Gulf Oil Spill

This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 17:56 CDT shows that oil has stopped flowing from the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwater...

Gulf Oil Spill

In this combo made from images taken from video provided by BP PLC, oil flows from two of three valves on the 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwat...

Gulf Oil Spill

Capt. Joanna Newman puts her dinner in a microwave below a television in the galley of the Pacific Responder oil skimming vessel, which is located se...

Gulf Oil Spill

This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 15:13 CDT shows that oil has stopped flowing from the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwate...

APTOPIX Gulf Oil Spill

Drilling rigs and workboats operate at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead has been ...

Gulf Oil Spill

The Boa Sub C work boat, top, operates near the Q4000 drilling rig at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 1...

Gulf Oil Spill

The Helix Producer operates at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead has been capped a...

Gulf Oil Spill

Workboats operate near the Transocean Development Drilling Rig II at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16...

CORRECTION Gulf Oil Spill

This combination of two photos made from images taken from video provided by BP PLC shows oil flowing from two of three valves on the new 75-ton cap...

Gulf Oil Spill

A workboat is surrounded by an oily slick at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead has...

GULF OIL SPILL

Map shows the forecast location of oil

The federal pointman for the BP oil spill says results are short of ideal in the new cap but the oil will stay shut in for another 6 hours at least.
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said on a Friday afternoon conference pressure readings from the cap have not reached the level that would show there are no other leaks in the well.
He said the test will go ahead for another 6-hour period before being reassessed to see if BP needs to reopen the cap and let oil spill out again.


Updated : 2021-03-09 12:42 GMT+08:00