Friday, May 28, 2010

BP (NYSE:BP) Risks Making Oil Spill Worse

BP (NYSE:BP) engineers are proceeding with extreme caution, as they continue on their containment efforts for the fuel spill. This was after stopping their "top kill" endeavors for a day, this is apparently just part of the process according to BP officials.

This gives the engineers time to review the effects or lack there of. At that time, Doug Suttles, BP's chief operating officer said, "we have not yet stopped the flow. You stop pumping. If the pressure begins to rise you pump again. If it doesn't rise, you have some sign of success."

As well as analyzing the spill containment results on Thursday, BP was also restocking their oil spill equipment with close to 15,000 barrels of the heavy engineering mud in preparation for their next oil cleanup attempt, which began Thursday evening.

Tony Hayward, BP's head, indicated the "top kill" attempt could make the oil leak worse, this is one of the risks of this endeavor.

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