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BP CONTAIN THE OIL

BP pumps cement into blown-out oil well to seal it for good

Plug could permanently cap wellhead after long fight to contain Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Associated Press in New Orleans

With The Guardian

Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Gulf of Mexico An operation is under way to pump cement into the blown-out well that has been pumping oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Photograph: Keystone USA-Zuma /Rex Features

BP pumped cement into its blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico today, hoping to start sealing it permanently, a day after it had forced heavy mud down the wellhead. (mais…)

CHINA – OIL SPILL IN DALIAN

Worker drowns during oil spill clean-up in Dalian

A worker drowned in the oil slick during the oil spill clean-up operations at Dalian’s Port in Liaoning province on July 20, 2010, the Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.

Zhang Liang and Han Xiaoxiong, both soldiers from the city’s fire brigade, were trying to fix an underwater pump when they were engulfed by a wave at around 8:30 am. Zhang died; Han was saved by his co-workers.

A pipe transporting crude oil from a ship to a storage tank blew up on Friday evening, causing a second pipeline nearby to explode. No one was injured. The port has since resumed normal container operations.

Worker drowns during oil spill clean-up in Dalian A worker attempts to rescue his co-worker from drowning in the oil slick while attempting to fix an underwater pump during the oil spill clean-up operations at Dalian’s Port in Liaoning province July 20, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]

fonte-CHINA DAILY WEBSITE

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BP: “THE OIL WAS FULLY CLOSED”

Gulf oil spill: No oil gushing from well for the first time since April

 With LATIMES

For the first time in months, no oil is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s troubled well.

 BP Senior Vice President Kent Wells said Thursday afternoon that the last of a series of valves on a cap atop the well was fully closed around 12:25 p.m. PDT, shutting off the flow.

 The total seal is a temporary measure while BP tests the integrity of the well to determine if the pipes below the sea floor are in good enough shape to allow the seal to stay in place. 

 The test could also show that the well is too compromised to withstand the seal. In that case, the valves  would be opened, releasing oil into the ocean again. BP would use a series of pipes and ships to suck up some — and perhaps all — of the leaking oil, estimated to be 60,000 barrels per day.

 “As you can imagine, it felt very good not to see any oil going into the Gulf of Mexico,” said Wells, who has been a prominent face of the beleaguered oil company since the April 20 blowout of the Deepwater Horizon rig. “What I’m trying to do is maintain my emotions. Remember, this is the start of our test.”

  Richard Fausset in Atlanta