(WashingtonPost) – Oil could spew until August, officials say
As BP readied its latest fallback plan to stop oil gushing from one of its wells in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration and the company warned that the crude could continue flowing until August, compounding threats to coastal wetlands, fisheries and beaches. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – BP Says Cap Is Repaired and Cutoff Test Can Proceed
After a new setback because of a hydraulic leak, BP prepared Thursday to pick up where it left off the day before: with a crucial test that could stop the rush of oil from its well in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since the disaster began three months ago. Read More Here
(FemaleFaust) – Government’s Expert Witness: Over 42 million gallons of dispersant used during BP oil disaster – Read More Here
(BeforeItsNews) – BP And Feds Stonewalling Congress About Well Bore Integrity And BP Gulf Oil Spill Sea Floor Leaks
On July 2nd the Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee Rep. Ed Markey ordered BP to release any data of damage to the wellbore, sea floor leaks, and the time frame and design of the relief wells that BP is drilling.
It is a good thing he did because Reuters News has just reported that the blowout preventers that BP is using for both of the relief wells had critical flaws that caused them to fail initial testing. Read More Here