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Update on Gulf of Mexico oil spill response - 26 May

Release date: 25 May 2010

BP started the "top kill" operations today to stop the flow of oil from the MC252 well in the Gulf of Mexico.


The procedure is intended to stem the flow of oil and gas and ultimately kill the well by injecting heavy drilling fluids through the blow out preventer on the seabed, down into the well.

Pumping started at 19.00 (UK) and 13.00 (CDT) and continues.

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BP press office, London: +44 (0)20 7496 4076, bppress@bp.com

 

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