Jul 14, 2010 6:43 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP has started testing a cap designed to stop
the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in
almost three months.
Kent Wells, a senior vice president in the company, said at a
Wednesday evening news briefing that the valve on the top portion
of the cap was shut, meaning the oil had stopped pouring out from
there. It was working to shut off the other two valves to
completley close the oil in. Wells says the process will take
The cap is a stopgap measure designed to keep the oil in the
well or funnel it to ships until the relief well is done.