Advertisement

Texas News

News > News > Texas News > BP not giving up despite oil leak repair setback

BP not giving up despite oil leak repair setback

A 100-ton containment box meant to capture oil leaking from a well under the Gulf of Mexico sat about 650 feet away from its target Saturday, as BP engineers try to find a way to stop the formation of icelike gas and water crystals that plugged the system shortly after being lowered to the seabed Friday.

The snag erased hopes that the four-story containment box, which took two weeks to build, could be quickly installed to intercept the flow of 5,000 barrels, or 42,000 gallons of oil, pulsing daily from the Macondo well that ruptured when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20 and later sank.

Nearly 4 million gallons of oil have poured into the Gulf since the accident that killed 11 people.

http://www.chron.com/oilspill/
(Photo:Shutterstock/Vic Hinterlang) UPDATE: 4:13 At least ten people are dead and ten wounded, most of them...
The former city manager of the South Texas town of Crystal City has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison...
A group of nearly 60 officials from communities hit hard by Hurricane Harvey is asking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to...
The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.70 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA...
All lanes of the I-35 frontage road at Wonder World in San Marcos are closed due to an earlier oil spill. The City...