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BP's latest plan to capture more oil

06-11-2010 08:32 BJT

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BP says it's come up with a new plan to directly capture oil gushing from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico. It comes as the US government moves to update laws to protect businesses and residents on the Gulf coast affected by the oil disaster.

BP hopes, by late next week, a semi-submersible drilling rig will capture and burn about 400 thousand gallons of oil daily.

The oil will be pumped from the well to the surface and then sent back down on a boom to be burnt underwater.

On Thursday, US President Barack Obama said congressional leaders agreed on bipartisan support to look at updating laws to protect victims of the oil disaster.

Obama said, "We are updating the laws………………in the future."

Federal officials have also called on BP to provide greater clarity and quicker responses to Gulf coast businesses and residents making compensation claims against the company.

BP says it's come up with a new plan to directly capture oil gushing from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP says it's come up with a new plan to directly capture oil gushing from 
the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tracy Wareing, Counselor to US Homeland Security Secretary, said, "Yesterday, we convened a meeting with top BP claims officials to ensure that BP's claims process is more transparent, prompt and responsive to the unique needs of the communities and citizens impacted by the oil spill."

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