Oil stops spilling, pressure rises in cap

Posted on July 16th, 2010 No Comments

BP engineers were able to stop oil from spilling in the gulf on Thursday.  This is the first time BP has been able to stop the flow of oil since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded three months ago.  BP is cautioning that the oil cutoff is likely to only last around 48 hours.

Officials report that the pressure in the cap on the rig is steadily rising, meaning that less and less oil should be leaking out.  Pressure has reached 6,700 pounds per square inch.  BP officials believe that at above 8,000 pounds per square inch no oil would be leaking out and the cap would be undamaged.

BP says they are also working on drilling the first of two relief wells.  They believe these could be a more permanent solution to the seal the broken well.

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