Officials say may take 90 days to plug oil leak

WASHINGTON (BestGrowthStock) – A senior Obama administration official said on Thursday it could take 90 days to install a relief valve to stop an oil leak that has caused a massive oil spill in the U.S. Gulf coast.

The Obama administration says 5,000 barrels a day may be leaking from a deep-sea oil well following a deadly rig explosion.

David Hayes, a senior Interior Department official, said he would not rule out a pause in new deepwater oil drilling until companies show they can control oil spills.

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(Reporting by Ross Colvin, editing by Steve Holland)

Officials say may take 90 days to plug oil leak