"BP: Effort To Plug Gulf Oil Spill Going as Planned"

"ROBERT, La. – BP started pumping heavy mud into the leaking Gulf of Mexico well Wednesday and said everything was going as planned in the company's boldest attempt yet to plug the gusher that has spewed millions of gallons of oil over the last five weeks.

BP hoped the mud could overpower the steady stream of oil, but chief executive Tony Hayward said it would be at least 24 hours before officials know whether the attempt worked. The company wants to eventually inject cement into the well to seal it."

Greg Bluestein reports for the Associated Press May 26, 2010.

See Also:

"'Top Kill Well Operation 'Moving Way We Want' -- BP" (Reuters)

"No New Leaks as a Result of 'Top Kill' Operation on Gulf Oil Spill, Bp Says" (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

"BP Exec: Appears Only Drilling Mud Flowing From Well" (Reuters)

Live feed of top kill attempt with commentary (Oil Drum)

Top Kill Live Feed (CBS)

Thursday, May 27, 2010