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BP to boost ability to capture oil from leak

4 years ago Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:41:05 AM CDT June 10, 2010 Thursday, June 10 2010 Jun 10, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

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.

 

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