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Sunday, July 11, 2010

BP’s Plan to Cap Oil Well Remains on Target - NYTimes.com

BP’s Plan to Cap Oil Well Remains on Target - NYTimes.com: "NEW ORLEANS — BP reported progress Sunday in the effort to install a new cap that could contain all of the oil spewing from its out-of-control well in the Gulf of Mexico, and said a flotilla of skimmers was helping to collect the additional oil that is leaking while the procedure was underway. More...

Kent Wells, a BP senior vice president in charge of the effort, said a remaining stub of riser pipe had been removed overnight, leaving a flange at the top of the well that the new cap will be bolted to.

“We’re pleased with our progress,” Mr. Wells said at a briefing Sunday morning in Houston. But he said the work was not expected to be finished until Wednesday at the earliest."

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