BP to Successfully Capture Some of the Leaking Oil
Three weeks of effort after effort to stop the oil “leak” have finally borne some results. Now we see those Gulf of Mexico BP workers, doing the victory dance sort of thing, because they successfully captured some of the leaking oil, by driving a mile long pipe beneath the surface.
Success, however, didn’t come in easy because those engineers encountered two false starts and a lot of time got wasted initially. But now, they’ve finally managed to insert a narrow tube into the damaged pipe, from where the oil is leaking. Somehow, some portion of the oil is now being driven to the long pipe to which the tube is connected.
Kent Wells – senior executive president of BP said that things are finally going according to our plans. Now we have some oil and gas coming up into the ship’s tanks and we are hoping that the procedure will continue in a well mannered way.
We don’t know about the volume of this “some oil captured” thing, because no one has released a figure yet. Maybe half a liter? Maybe the whole tank or half of it? But on the bright side, the oil capture operation was the first successful effort since the April 20 incident.
It is not important that the previous attempts failed because we should look ahead (and we don’t have any other option). Mr. Wells said that the overall progress is now finally going to grow towards the betterment of the environment and we can see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel now.