BP Prepares `Top Kill’ to Stem Spill in Gulf of Mexico

May 26 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Eric Coleman reports on BP Plc’s efforts to stem the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil began flowing into the Gulf after an April 20 explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which London-based BP leased from Transocean Ltd. BP shares have dropped 25 percent since then. Copyright Bloomberg 2010 BP top kill oil spill gulf of mexico deepwater horizon drilling rig transocean rig Louisiana wetlands florida keys Mississippi delta
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25 thoughts on “BP Prepares `Top Kill’ to Stem Spill in Gulf of Mexico

  1. @satheeshactsinfo Planetresource(dot)net has a Eco friendly solution to clean up the tragedy British Petroleum has created
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  3. It’s to bad we couldn’t drill on land so that these poor guys wouldn’t have to solve this 5 miles under water.

  4. @MrBuckwilliam, Yeah well Kevin Costner in Dances With Wolves once said:
    The key to Good Relations is BEING LAID!
    But I think we should use Maxwell smarts (Get Smart) Cone of Silance and put over oil leak.
    Just park a DODGE over oil leak, it will use that much oil in a day!

  5. who’s kidding who? this well won’t be shut permanently until it’s reserves are depleted… one of clint eastwoods lines to fit the bill would be “don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining”… and yosemite sam… “suferin’ succotash!”

  6. @doc7474 Maybe BP should change its name to a more respectable name, like Blackwater Oil…
    Only third world countries should be offshore drilling, like Texas!
    Have Bush go down there and Fix It! He’s Good Under Pressure! Like with 3rd graders!
    We just need scientists to mate Human DNA with DODGE DNA so we will have no problem consuming Oil!
    funny they are using ELECTRIC SUBS to try to fix this gusher.
    Maybe the Tampax Corp can come up with a super dooper massive sized plug for the hole.

  7. Maybe BP should change its name to a more respectable name, like Blackwater Oil… Fits BP.
    Only third world countries should be offshore drilling, like Texas!
    Have Bush go down there and Fix It! He’s Good Under Pressure! Like with 3rd graders!
    We just need scientists to mate Human DNA with DODGE DNA so we will have no problem consuming Oil!
    funny they are using ELECTRIC SUBS to try to fix this gusher.
    Maybe the Tampax Corp can come up with a super dooper massive sized plug for the hole.

  8. You heard our government, Ms. Napolitano, “we are going to stay on this until it gets done the right way.” Oh boy, don’t I feel so much better knowing that they are involved. I’m going to rest now.

    Everyone can go back to sleep. Counting barrels instead of sheep. Over 2 Million barrels have spilled so far and …. Still counting.

  9. I’m never buying gas from BP again, unless I have no other choice. I could have forgiven them had they confessed and handled this the right way. They’re just too caught up in their own twisted thing and not doing the right thing.

  10. I personally think that it is much more than just the pipe we see thats spewing out crap. Why do you pour a ton mud and concrete on a pipe with apparently 2300 psi, t would just keep blowing it away. The pipe is a diversion and somewhere else is the real gusher that they don’t show us. If there is a crack in the ocean floor THEN this top kill procedure make a lot of sense.

  11. @centervilletn agree… i saw on tv this morning a reporter was saying that if the top kill method doesn’t work it could actually make things worse… and of course he didn’t say anything about the news of the last couple of days about the well head already being blown off… strange days.

  12. interesting the news isnt discussing that the well head has blown out..and this “effort” will not work because they cant pump enough into the ever enlarging crater to seal anything…its like putting a bandaid on an amputated leg…

  13. I reckon it will work… BP gets a hero hat… few reels of ducks before-and-after, slighlty sombre ‘but the scale of the spills damage to the environment is still unknown’ followed by a panning shot of an oil covered shorelines…. last we’ll hear of it for a month from msm.

  14. i hope BP goes broke.. this mud / cement pumping will fail.. why did they not just crimp the pipe and at least slow down the flow .. now it appears it is too late for that.. what a bunch of screw ups. those in power should start putting a price on all of the dead animals/ mammals that wash up.. a hefty price.

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