REFILE-Bad weather delays retrieval BP blowout preventer-US gov

(Fixes to read “6 to 8 feet” in paragraph 2)

HOUSTON, Aug 30 (BestGrowthStock) – BP Plc (BP.L: ) (BP.N: ) delayed
retrieval of the failed blowout preventer atop its ruptured
Gulf of Mexico oil well this week because of bad weather,
the top U.S. official overseeing the oil spill said on Monday.

“We are in a weather hold right now,” Retired Coast Guard
Admiral Thad Allen, noting seas were 6 to 8 feet high at the
site of the Macondo well.

He said bad weather is expected to last two to three days.
The blowout preventer retrieval had been slated for Tuesday or
Wednesday.
(Reporting by Kristen Hays)

REFILE-Bad weather delays retrieval BP blowout preventer-US gov