BP Declares Static Kill Cement Plug A Success

BP says they were successful in placing a cement plug on the leaking Gulf oil well, the final step of their static kill procedure. Their next effort will be the construction of a relief well.

The cement plug has held up to two days of pressure testing. The next step will be creating a relief well, due for completion by the end of this month. Then, BP executives say, the sealing effort can be considered a "full success".

According to the company, the total cost of responding to the disaster is now above $US6 billion. [New York Times, ABC News via Gawker]


    'relief well' my arse! more like 'new well for us to milk money out of! they should abandon this deep sea shit untill they have the technology to reliably stop leaks

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