"Mile-Long Pipe Capturing Some Leaking Oil, BP Says"

"MIAMI -- Oil giant BP succeeded Sunday in connecting a mile-long pipe to help capture what it hopes will be most of the oil flowing from a damaged well into the Gulf of Mexico -- 'an important step' toward capping the massive spill, the company said, but not a complete solution.

BP initially connected the suction pipe for about four hours just after midnight Sunday, sending some oil, gas and water to an oil tanker 5,000 feet above the seabed, but then the pipe was dislodged. It was reconnected late Sunday morning."

Jaweed Kaleem reports for McClatchy Newspapers May 16, 2010.

Source: McClatchy, 05/17/2010