UK Today News: BP Oil Spill Gulf of Mexico 2010 News – BP Burns Oil To Control Gulf Coast Spill
BP Oil Spill Gulf of Mexico 2010: Today, June 11, marks Day 52 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that started on April 20 after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion – which was owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC – killed 11 workers.
Reports say that BP plans to improvise on capturing the oil leaking from the well in the Gulf of Mexico sometime early next week.
According to AP: “Kent Wells, BP’s senior vice president of exploration and production, said a semi-submersible drilling rig should be set up early next week to capture and burn about 420,000 gallons of oil a day. Once on board, the oil and gas collected from the well will be sent down a boom and burned at sea. A drill ship already at the scene can process a maximum of 756,000 gallons of oil daily that’s sucked up through a containment cap sitting on the well head.”
New reports say that some of the oil spill of the Gulf of Mexico 2010 was burned today in an attempt to stop it from spreading any further.