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    Re: BP says new cap has stopped flow of oil into the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    This is a very encouraging sign, but note that the cap is just temporary for testing purposes. BP plans to remove the cap and continue siphoning what they can after the tests are complete

    Source [CNN | No oil leaking as BP begins critical pressure tests in Gulf oil well]
    Their intent was NEVER to plug the hole for daddy...it was to reconfigure it so they could continue to draw oil.

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    Re: BP says new cap has stopped flow of oil into the Gulf

    Yay finally some good news crosses finger in hope of presser holding

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    Re: BP says new cap has stopped flow of oil into the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
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    I was kinda hoping that BP's ginourmous oil slicks get caught in the gulf stream then shoot it northeast across the atlantic and on to Britian's coast.
    Why would anyone hope for that? What has Britain done to you?
    I can think of several whys. heres a few..

    1) karma
    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.
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    BP says oil has stopped leaking

    BP 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.
    BBC News - BP says oil has stopped leaking from Gulf well

    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.


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    Re: BP says oil has stopped leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    BBC News - BP says oil has stopped leaking from Gulf well

    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.

    It's good news.

    Not only is it plugged temporarily but my share price went up by almost $3.
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    Re: BP says oil has stopped leaking

    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.

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    Re: BP says new cap has stopped flow of oil into the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    I can think of several whys. heres a few..

    1) karma
    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.
    Even were any of the slicks to get out into the Atlantic they would inevitably be broken up by the frequent storms in that ocean well before the Gulf stream might deposit them on British beaches.
    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.

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    Re: BP says new cap has stopped flow of oil into the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    If this all works we could actually survive this disaster. I was waiting for them to say that we needed to evacuate.
    Even with a worst case scenario they would not issue that order until more than a few hundred citizens died.

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    Re: BP says new cap has stopped flow of oil into the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Certainly good news.

    Will be interesting to see if this warrants a Presidential news conference in the next few days. The White House took an amount of political grief over this spill (mostly undeserved i'd say) Would suspect they would like have their name associated to the "good news" now after spending 10 weeks being linked to the bad.



    (just having a passing political thought here. I'll be quiet now.....)



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    True they did receive unfavorable publicity but this was mainly because the Obama administration took such a long time to get their act together and do something.
    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.

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    Re: BP says new cap has stopped flow of oil into the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I thought the new cap had a leak.
    It did but on the choke lead and this was replaced before the testing commenced.

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