Posted: Jul 15, 2010 2:25 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it has started to slowly dial down
the gush of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
The step will take several hours and if it works, BP believes no
oil will be leaking into the water for the first time since the
crisis began nearly three months ago.
BP is hoping the new, custom-fitted cap will be a temporary fix
before they permanently clog the blown-out well.
Engineers will watch pressure readings to see if the cap is
working. High pressure is better, because it means the oil is
staying within the cap and not escaping through an unknown leak.
Low pressure means there could be another leak.
BP started the test Thursday after yet another delay - this time
a leak found in one of the lines.