BP says oil has stopped leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April, touting the success of its new cap on its broken well.
BP has been slowly dialing down the flow as part of a critical pressure test on its new cap, which it now believes is fully containing the oil for the first time since the crisis began nearly three months ago.
Engineers are monitoring the pressure to see if the busted well holds, but has already said their custom-fitted cap will be a temporary fix before they permanently clog the blown-out well.
I’m looking forward to hearing independent confirmation of this but it’s good news, that’s for sure. If it’s actually true, we must now bend our efforts into cleanup. It’s not technically difficult but it’s a long, monotonous process. The faster we can put all of the assets we have into it, the faster it’ll get done.