BP could have stopped Macondo blowout, but let oil flow to protect well for future use: Federal lawsuit


Landowners Say BP Let Oil Flow for Its Well, Courthouse News Service by Sabrina Canfield, Spetember 8, 2011:

BP could have stopped the oil spewing from its broken wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico, but didn't do so for fear it might damage the well and make it no good for future use, a class of landowners claims in Federal Court.

"After the blowout and before the well was finally sealed, BP was aware of procedures that would immediately block the flow of hydrocarbons into the Gulf, yet it delayed the implementation of any such procedures, and limited its efforts to plug the well to options that would salvage the well for future use, instead of selecting procedures that would stop the flow of oil and gas as soon as possible regardless of the well's continued functionality," the complaint states. [...]

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