Government Stops Oil Well Integrity Test, Relief Well Drilling Temporarily Stopped, Chaos Reins
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Yesterday, I explained what is happening with the efforts to stop the oil gusher.
I have some important updates.
Initially, it turns out that it was the government which ordered the delay in the well integrity test. As Bloomberg points out:
BP Plc delayed testing on its latest effort to stop the largest U.S. oil spill in history after the Obama administration ordered further study of the plan to seal a well that’s been spewing crude into the ocean since April.
The delay came after Energy Secretary steven Chu and a team of experts said more analysis was needed, National Incident Commander Thad Allen said in a statement last night.