BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil well to be sealed ‘by Sunday’
BP’s ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to be permanently sealed by Sunday.
Adm Thad Allen, in charge of cleaning up the oil spill, has said a relief well, which has taken more than four months to drill, should intersect the damaged well later on Thursday.
A mixture of mud and cement will then be pumped in, permanently sealing it.
On Wednesday, the US said it would require oil firms to plug 3,500 non-producing Gulf of Mexico oil wells.
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