BP officials have just announced that they have successfully stopped oil from gushing out of it’s blown out oil pipe that is 5000 feet down in the Gulf of Mexico. The spewing oil has finally been stopped after the well explosion on April 20th.
From the Washington Post – Kent Wells, BP’s senior vice president of exploration and production, told reporters that a new capping mechanism shut off the flow of crude from the Macondo well at 3:25 p.m. EDT. He made the announcement after engineers gradually shut off valves to test the pressure. The engineers are monitoring the pressure to see whether the new cap and the well bore hold.
If successful, this will mark the end of the BP oil spill disaster that has been gushing nearly 2 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico each day since April 20th.
Here’s a current live video feed of the BP oil spill – notice that no oil is seen gushing from the pipe: