BP to boost ability to capture oil from leak
BP says it plans to boost its ability to catch oil leaking from the well in the Gulf by early next week. By then, a drilling rig should be set up to capture and burn about 420,000 gallons of oil daily. Once that oil makes it onto a processing ship, it will be sent down a boom and burned at sea.
The drilling rig's capacity would be in addition to the 756,000 gallons of oil already being sucked up through a containment cap sitting on the wellhead.
Company officials say testing of this new process will begin this weekend.