July 26th, 2010
09:26 AM ET

BP: Resuming drilling of relief well could take days

It could take days before drilling resumes on the relief well that officials have said is the only way to permanently stop crude from flowing out of BP's ruptured well, the company said Monday.

The rig responsible for drilling the relief well returned to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill site after bad weather passed Saturday, and crews are "taking steps necessary to reconnect with the well and resume drilling operations," BP said in a statement. The company said those steps "are expected to take a number of days."

BP crews managed to temporarily cap the undersea well at the heart of the three-month-old disaster on June 15. But efforts to close off the gusher permanently by drilling a relief well were delayed by the storm, which forced the ships involved in the process to evacuate the area. Those ships have returned to the area since the storm, Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft told reporters Sunday night.

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  1. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    The Economic Times: "BP accused of trying to silence scientists on spill: Report"
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    has BP "supported" also the Press???????
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    WHY all the Press STILL don't talk about the BP tool able to stop the oil spill in the early days of May????????
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    July 26, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • qwerasdf

      spammer named BreakingNewsBlog whose blog features:

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      For the record I'm not defending BP. I just think BreakingNews is an idiot. So does everyone else.

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      hey breaking news, you're a fool.

      1) I don't work for BP.
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      3) I believe BP is fully at fault.

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      Why don't you stop posting your 5-year old ideas and learn to speak real science and throw out real facts. You're as bad as the 9/11 conspiracy theorists.

      July 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • BreakingNewsBlog.us

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      today ONLY a BP-guy can (try to) defend BP... 😐
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      July 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Apats

    What happened to the static kill procedure which can be done right away and not wait? We are playing with fire. Pump some heavy mud dowh the throat of this thing followed with a concrete cap and be done with it.

    July 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Niarchos

    BP needs no outside defense. BP has Tony Hayward to thank. This oil spill is going to destroy more for Floridians than most other people. Florida relies on tourism to keep the money flowing. Tourism will cease on the west coast of Florida and will move to the east coast. Offshore drilling should be banned period. BP will file for bankruptcy by the end of the year and since they have no money I am sure Saudi Aramco will take them over

    July 27, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |