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BP finishes pumping cement into oil well in bid to seal leak

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-08-05

BP has finished pumping cement into its blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well on Thursday, in the hope of permanently sealing the underground reservoir that has been spreading crude oil around the Gulf since last April.

AFP - BP has finished pumping cement into a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico after a five-hour operation, the company said in a statement Thursday.
  
"BP today completed cementing operations at the MC252 well at 14:15 CDT (1915 GMT), as part of the static kill procedure," the company said, adding it was monitoring the well "to confirm the effectiveness of the procedure."

Date created : 2010-08-05

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