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BP cuts the Pipe……Temporary Cap to be placed shortly…..

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen* has announced that BP has successfully cut the pipe extending from the well oil pipe…

They expect to place a temporary cap over the spewing oil pipe shortly……

This should enable them to catch and start to collect the oil from the well, again…as they did before the break….

If they are successful BP will have stopped the leak almost completely…..(Until August when a relief well is in place and this pipe is sealed)


Begin to make revenue again….

After days of reporting failures, BP made progress in containing a ruptured oil well Thursday when it was able to sever a damaged riser pipe.

The success, however, was tempered by the grim reality that oil could continue gushing into the Gulf of Mexico at least until August, when BP hopes to have a relief well in place.

An effort to slice off the pipe with a precision diamond-tipped cutter failed Wednesday, forcing BP to settle for a rougher cut of the pipe using shears. The more primitive cut means that a rubber seal will not be as tight as previously hoped, said U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government’s response manager.

Allen said BP will now attempt to lower a containment dome over the ruptured well, after which it will begin siphoning oil a mile up to the surface.

BP has said the cap would be a temporary solution until a more permanent relief well can be drilled in the ocean’s depths.

The latest containment effort comes on day 45 of the disaster, as oil drifted eastward toward Florida and President Obama announced he will return to Louisiana on Friday to assess the latest efforts to counter the spill.


BP has begun a public relations Campaign…….

Meanwhile, BP, under fire from seemingly every angle, launched a national ad campaign to improve its tarnished reputation.

The beleaguered oil giant released television spots featuring Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward, who apologizes and promises to “make this right.”

Even as the ads began to air, a grass-roots campaign dubbed Seize BP planned to kick off a week of demonstrations in more than 50 cities.


* I guess they didn’t let Allen retire two weeks ago like he was supposed to……

Note…..As I have said here before…..No Governmenet take over…Just let BP do it’s thing……Why put the government holding the bag?

June 3, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates, Weather | , , , ,


  1. bp can do the best public relations this side of bozo the clown. right now they are public enemy number one now. nothing will change that.

    Comment by Terry Green | June 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. Agreed……

    But as in 9/11….Life goes on…….

    Ya gotta admit this has been a media hype, rage AND RANT…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 3, 2010 | Reply

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