[Update 10:58 a.m.] BP said Wednesday the cap on the sunken well in the Gulf of Mexico is still keeping the oil inside. No oil is leaking into the water as pressure slowly rises, it said.
Critical tests on the capped well in the Gulf of Mexico will continue Wednesday as scientists work on the ultimate solution to end the oil disaster.
Pressure testing on the capped well was extended for another 24 hours Tuesday, said Thad Allen, the federal government's point man on the spill. The tests on the new, tightly fitting containment cap began Thursday and are designed to determine the effectiveness of the cap.
Though the new cap has stopped the incessant flow of oil into the Gulf, government officials and BP have said that the cap on the well is only a temporary fix for the oil disaster that started on April 20.