BP to place last pipe in relief well in next week-US govt

HOUSTON, July 25 (BestGrowthStock) – BP Plc (BP.L: ) (BP.N: ) will
finish placing the last bit of pipe into a relief well intended
to help kill its Gulf of Mexico oil leak “sometime in the next
week,” the top official overseeing the spill response said on
Sunday.

Once the pipe, or casing, is cemented in place, BP will
begin the plugging process with a “static kill” the first week
of August, retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen told
reporters at a briefing.

Allen had said the static kill could start in three to five
days after the pipe was in place, but on Sunday he said that
timeline had been “refined” to be more conservative after
consulting with BP.

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(Reporting by Kristen Hays; Editing by Eric Beech)

BP to place last pipe in relief well in next week-US govt