BP Pressure Test Results “Disappointing”
(From RGB’s sister blog, FailDrill.com)
Despite the glowing headlines proclaiming “Gulf Oil Stops Flowing”, we’re not out of the woods yet.
In a conference call this afternoon, retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen announced that pressure levels have NOT risen high enough in the recently-capped well.
This could mean one of two things:
- The oil field pressure itself has been depleted by three straight months of gushing into the Gulf
- There’s a leak in the well below the sea floor, which is allowing oil to continue to spew out into the environment.
Allen said the test would continue for at least the next six hours (although it was originally slated to run 48 hours). BP and the government will continue to monitor the well closely.
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