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BP: If new system works, no oill will leak

07-14-2010 09:30 BJT

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BP says it will begin pressure tests on the gushing well in the Gulf. It comes after engineers, installed a new containment cap-and-seal on the wellhead.

To start the 48-hour test, BP will first shut down two oil-capture vessels and 3 escape routes for crude on the new stack, including an inner hydraulic valve. IF the well CAN sustain up to 9-thousand pounds per square inch of pressure for the first 6 hours of testing, the cap COULD stop ALL oil, until a relief well, kills the leak by mid-August. BP, will soon have a 4-vessel oil-capture system in place that can capture up to 80-thousand barrels a day.

VIDEO: Oil giant BP is hoping finally to stem the catastrophic flow of toxic crude in the Gulf of Mexico with a new tighter-fitting cap it attached overnight to the gushing well. Duration: 01:05.(BP)
VIDEO: Oil giant BP is hoping finally to stem the catastrophic 
flow of toxic crude in the Gulf of Mexico with a new tighter-
fitting cap it attached overnight to the gushing well. Duration: 

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