BP Vows To Permanently Cap Gulf Oil Spill

May 19th, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

oil6 May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Monday, BP announced that they plan to siphon at least half of the oil which is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico and that they are preparing to shoot mud into the oil well, which has blown out, later in the week in hopes that it will stop all of the oil from leaking into the ocean.

In a press conference, the PLC chief operating officer of BP, Doug Suttles stated that BP will never again try to produce oil from this particular well, although they do not rule out drilling in another area of the reservoir. “The right thing to do is permanently plug this well, and that’s what we will do,” Suttles said.

Scientists are now becoming alarmed that the oily mess that has made it’s way to the coast could now be carried through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast by a major ocean current. Although the mile long tube which BP has managed to get into the well is funneling a little over 42,000 gallons of crude oil a day from the spewing well into a tanker ship, there is still a great deal of oil leaking into the gulf, and creeping it’s way towards the current. Small amounts of the oil has already reached the current and is being pushed along, towards the Keys. The largest portion of the oil is still dozens of miles away from the current. “This can’t be passed off as ‘it’s not going to be a problem, this is a very sensitive area. We are concerned with what happens in the Florida Keys.” “‘ said William Hogarth, dean of the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science.

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