July 11th, 2010
10:51 PM ET

BP 'pleased' with containment cap operation so far

BP said Sunday that it is "pleased" with how the operation to place a new cap on its ruptured undersea well is proceeding.

Officials hope the containment cap will stop oil from gushing into the Gulf. But while robots replace the old cap, crude is flowing freely.

The procedure - expected to take four to seven days - continued to progress Sunday as crews worked to position a transition spool over the gushing well to prepare for the new connection, according to BP's Senior Vice President Kent Wells.

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  1. Environment

    IRAN most certainly has the skills required for this kind of operation. Truly, we are too obsessed with Israel, blinded and drugged, so as not to distinguish between friends and foes.

    Let the Heavens above and Earth below shower their blessings on us so that we may rid ourselves of Zionist thoughts and feelings.

    Go ahead Mr. Obama and take help from Mr. Ahmedinejad before the oil reaches the shores of Manhattan

    July 12, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Rafi

      There is no way you can rid yourself of Jewish thoughts and feelings. It's true – we've taken over the world, and there's nothing you can do about it. Mwahaa. Ha ha.

      July 12, 2010 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
    • BreakingNewsBlog.us

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      I've proposed to change the failed containment cap with a bigger version over FIVE WEEKS AGO here:
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      ghostnasa.com/posts2/070oilspillsolution.html
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      and several times on the Deepwater Horizon Facebook page and dozens blogs!
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      WHY have they lost FIVE WEEKS to make a new cap???
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      and, most important, WHY hasn't BP used its Genesis GXP 2500 giant idraulic shears to stop the oil spill in the EARLY DAYS of May?????????????????????????????????
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      July 12, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
    • qwerasdf

      @BreakingNews

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      you are a complete joke. Get an education first.

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

      July 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Earth

    This is a Global Disaster. Stop being cynical about the Iranians and take their help. They are experts in this subject whether or not the US government agrees. Let political ego not compromise the interest of the ordinary Americans and the humanity at large.

    By refusing or rather not even acknowledging the help offered by Iran, the crisis is not going to be resolved anyways. It’s only worsening by the hour. The relief well and dispersents and etc etc are all lies. Neither US government nor BP knows wat to do about the leak. Eventually Mr. Prseident may decide to nuke the well. But that's even worse than the leak. The Gulf coast and its ecology would change for the next 10000 yrs if nuked. If the oil spill reached the northern parts of the Atlantic, it could disrupt the flow of ocean currents thereby adding to the global warming effects viz. El Nino, hurricanes etc.
    If the well is nuked, it will destry all ocean life in the gulf of mexico. So, the only logical way out is to take foreign help from nations that have the necessary skill, be it the enemy, for the greater good of humanity.

    The help offer by Iran is so strictly censored by the government that not even the so-called free press/media is talking about it.

    For more information Visit http://www.presstv.ir

    July 12, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Green Planet

    US is so obsessed with Israel that it can see nothing beyond. Not even nations who want an opportunity to be friends of America.
    That be the case, Iran does not get any audience with the US government, media and planners.
    Otherwise, no wise government or nation would refuse Iranian help in containing this oil spill disaster.

    Iranians are willing to help. Are Americans willing to be friends?

    July 12, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Green Planet

    This is really strange. US can welcome Netanyahu who only wants to take from America viz. money, security guarantees, technology, defense equipment, charity etc. but is estranged with Ahmedinejad who wants to give help and expertise to stop this spill that has turned into an environmental disaster threatening global ecology.

    May good sense prevail and US accept the help offer from Iran

    July 12, 2010 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Conscious

    IRAN offering help to stop the oil leak. These guys have the real skills and expertise for this job.

    For more information Visit http://www.presstv.ir

    or simply search Google / Yahoo / Bing for more on this help offer from Iran.

    share this information with as many people as you may.

    Wake up Mr. President.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Conscious

    really don't see no reason why US should not take help from IRAN.
    Both BP and US government are buying time in hope that the well would eventually run dry. The whole crap about drilling of relief well is a big lie. By the time it is dug, twice the amount of oil would have leaked into the gulf as compared to today.

    US does not have any know-how to stop this spill, so why not let those deal with this mess who really have the capacity and expertise to handle such catastrophe.

    Mr. President, if u're listening, pls wake up and ring up the Iranian President. Let their offer to help not go in vain.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mother

    Why is no news channel talking about the IRANIAN offer to help stop the oil leak?

    Just because they are under sanctions for whatever reasons sponsored by the US goverment does not mean they are barred to even help on matters that are now beyond the capacity of US government or BP.

    This is a Global Disaster. Stop being cynical about the Iranians and take their help. They are experts in this subject whether or not the US government agrees. Let political ego not compromise the interest of the ordinary Americans and the humanity at large.

    By refusing or rather not even acknowledging the help offered by Iran, the crisis is not going to be resolved anyways. It’s only worsening by the hour.

    The help offer by Iran is so strictly censored by the government that not even the so-called free press/media is talking about it.

    For more information Visit http://www.presstv.ir

    or simply search Google/Yahoo/bing for more on this help offer from Iran.

    share this information with as many people as you can

    July 12, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mother

    Wake Up children. Let the message spread across far and wide. We are not alone in this struggle. Even are adversaries are willing to offer help. Don't let this opportunty for peace go unnoticed. Let's give Friendship a chance. Let us accept help from IRAN to stop this oil leak.

    Look up http://www.presstv.ir

    July 12, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |