Thad Allen mentions SECOND relief well when asked about BP’s future plans for Macondo (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, August 6, 2010:

Your first question comes from the line of Greg Bluestein with the “Associated Press.”

Greg Bluestein: Hi, Admiral. Thanks for the call. BP indicated today it could still dig another well to tap the underground reservoir that feeds the oil spill. Has BP sought the government’s permission to do so or indicated that they would sell the lease, and should they be allowed to do so?

Thad Allen: I’m not familiar with any other attempt to drill there. The only thing I’m aware of is the second relief well that is holding at a certain depth in case we need to use that. Regarding any future production out of that well, I’m sorry, I don’t have any information on that.

Greg Bluestein: Thank you.

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