BP to test new cap on leaking Gulf well

By Reuters
Posted July 13, 2010 at 5:42 a.m.

A BP official is praising the successful attachment of a new sealing cap on the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. But he cautioned that the testing of the cap to begin Tuesday morning will determine whether the new effort can successfully shut down the well.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the team that put on the sealing cap. That really went extremely well,” BP Senior Vice President Kent Wells told reporters in a conference call Tuesday.

But he said that’s just one step in a multi-step process.

“People feel very good about what we accomplished in the last couple days, but the job is not over,” he said.

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