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Oil Rapidly Disappearing from Gulf

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf oil spill  macondo well  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response  static kill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 4, 2010

With the success of the static kill, another important step has been taken toward recovery from the worst marine oil spill in American history. It's estimated that 4.9 million barrels of oil, plus or minus 10 percent, poured into the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Static Kill Successful

deepwater horizon  gulf oil spill  macondo well  oil spill  spill response  static kill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 4, 2010

BP's static kill has worked. In a statement posted this morning, BP reports that the Macondo well has reached "static condition," meaning that the heavy drilling mud pumped into the top of the well has overcome the pressure of the oil and gas attempting to flow up the wellbore. BP is calling the success of the static kill "a significant milestone." 

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D-Day for Macondo

bp  deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater drilling regulations  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy legislation  energy policy  gulf oil spill  house spill bill  liability  macondo well  moratorium  spill response  static kill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 2, 2010

Today could be D-Day for the Macondo well. According to reports, BP is conducting a test to determine the likely success of killing the well from the top, while getting in position to assault the well from the bottom. 

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