Yay finally some good news crosses finger in hope of presser holding
2) It's their oil. heck it's even got their name on it. so I figure it belongs on Britain's beaches rather than mine.
3) my inner-evil-genius thought it'd be fun watching 007 try to stop ginormous oil slicks heading for the isles.
Last edited by Tedminator; 07-15-10 at 11:10 PM.
"Control is an illusion, you infantile egomaniac. Nobody knows what's gonna happen next: not on a freeway, not in an airplane, not inside our own bodies and certainly not on a racetrack with 40 other infantile egomaniacs." -the former Mrs.Cruise
BBC News - BP says oil has stopped leaking from Gulf wellBP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well.
It is the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig on 20 April.
The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test of its integrity that could last up to 48 hours.
US President Barack Obama said the development was a "positive sign" but noted that BP was still in the testing phase.
BP executive Kent Wells said the oil had been stopped at 1425 local time (1925 GMT) and he was "excited" by the progress.
"It is very good to see no oil go into the Gulf of Mexico," said Mr Wells.
BP shares rose in New York trading on Thursday after the flow was stopped, having already performed well over the day.
But BP is stressing that even if no oil escapes for 48 hours, that will not mean the flow of oil and gas has been stopped permanently.
BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles emphasised that there was no reason for "celebration" yet, particularly for those in areas already damaged by oil.
Some more positive news.
However. It is temporary, but it proves whatever they are doing is starting to work. And we still have to worry about the clean up, and the many people who are suffering and will continue to suffer in the years to come.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
After this test is over and assuming BP has managed to obtain favourable results, they next have to locate a pipe with a Diameter of 7" located some 190080" away and drill into that 7" pipe.
By all means hope and pray, but please do not assume that having a temporary cap on this well is the be all and end all, because it is not.
Incidentally in order to get to the Atlantic the slicks would have to pass through the straits of Florida, which might not be overly good for the everglades.
The ones who deserve any praise that may now be deserving are those Scientists and Engineers & Physicists who have in a very short time been able to learn how to deal with Deep Water leaks and design and build the machinery required so as to be able to tame such.
Obama might receive some praise for EVENTUALLY ALLOWING foreign ships to enter the Gulf into American waters, but even there, he took too damn long.