BP Persists on ‘Top Kill,’ Prepares Backup Plan to Stop Spill

BP Plc planned to continue working through the weekend to plug a leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico that has produced the largest spill in U.S. history.

Since Wednesday, BP has been starting and stopping high- horsepower pumps that ram mixtures of mud-like drilling fluid and rubber scrap into the oil and gas that’s been gushing from the well for more than five weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think BP is lying to us about the "progress" of TOP KILL, and the reason is simple.

The drilling mud is supposed to be far heavier than either water or oil in order to be able to hold down the oil and gas coming up the drill pipe, and yet the plumes being seen coming out of the riser float upward!

Clearly, those plumes are still composed primarily of oil.

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