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The cap is catching about half the oil coming out of th Gulf Oil well pipe…

That IS Progress…


But nevertheless Progress….

The containment cap that’s sucking some of the oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico is making slow but measurable progress.

The lid trapped about 441,000 gallons of oil Saturday, BP spokesman Mark Proegler said Sunday, up from about 250,000 gallons of oil Friday.

That’s still only a little more than half of the higher estimates of oil leaking each day from the well that began gushing oil into the water when a BP rig exploded April 20. It’s also unclear just how much is still escaping.

An estimated 500,000 to 1 million gallons of crude is believed to be leaking daily. BP chief executive Tony Hayward told the BBC on Sunday that the cap is likely to capture “the majority, probably the vast majority” of the oil gushing from the well.

Yet Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, head of the federal oil spill relief efforts, tempered that enthusiastic outlook.

“We’re making the right progress,” he said Sunday in an interview aired on CNN‘s “State of the Union.” But he added, “I don’t think anybody should be pleased as long as there’s oil in the water … So I would say progress has been made but nobody should be pleased until a relief well is done.”

The next step is for engineers at BP to close vents on the cap that were deliberately allowing streams of oil to escape the system so water could not get inside.

BP plans to use an additional set of hoses and pipes to increase the amount of oil being trapped, but the ultimate solution remains a relief well that should be finished by August.


June 6, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Ecology, Government, Health, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates | ,


  1. GUIDE

    what is the price of regular unleaded where you live

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  2. if it is true. bp has as much credibilty as daniel g. on his political switches. don’t believe em.

    Comment by Terry Green | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  3. Good question …On Long Island $2.85 a gal……It has been steadily dropping from a high of $3.05 about a month ago…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 7, 2010 | Reply

  4. actually terry…i do believe them….

    they have Thad Allen talking to them everyday…

    the whole damn planet looking over their shoulder’s…

    and the Justice Dept looking around…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 7, 2010 | Reply

  5. Yeah and next we’ll be debating oil spills! 🙂

    Comment by Watch Southpark | June 7, 2010 | Reply

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