BP and the oil spill

First Posted: 7/19/2010

In a nail-biting day across the Gulf Coast, engineers struggled to make sense of puzzling pressure readings from the bottom of the sea to determine whether BP's capped oil well was holding tight. Halfway through a critical 48-hour window, the signs were promising but far from conclusive. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said on an evening conference call that engineers had found no indication that the well has started leaking underground.

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