Energy Top Kill

Published on May 29th, 2010 | by Rhonda Winter


Obama Holds Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Press Conference

Top KillThe offshore drilling unit Q4000 holds position directly over the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf, as crews work to plug the wellhead using a technique known as “top kill”. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ann Marie Gorden on May 26, 2010.

The blog EnergyBoom reported that BP’s “top kill” experiment in the Gulf Of Mexico was temporarily suspended Thursday night after two attempts, due to unspecified complications. The procedure, which involves forcing mud through BP’s broken undersea pipes to stop the torrent of toxic oil gushing into the sea, was then resumed 12 hours later, according to an anonymous source. Marine scientists have also discovered at least one massive 22 mile long undersea oil plume in the Gulf that is also six miles wide and thousands of feet deep.

President Obama held a press conference yesterday addressing the oil spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, and related issues. Watch the entire conference in four separate youtube clips here:





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  • jackie walker

    i am so sorry about this oil spill and the company should be held responsible for all the clean up,but it will be us that pays the price because they will put up the prices of oil and that will make everything more expensive for us they should not be allowed to increase its prices and make us ordinary people pay for there mistakes.if these people were not so gready for money and looked to takeing care of their products it would be good for everyone,and maybe we wouldnt have so much to pay out

  • Katie

    The whole problem will be very disastrous for the environment and for the global market in many incomparable methods. This issue could have been prevented but these hazards happen. BP should be held responsible for this new catastrophe.

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