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  • This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 17:56 CDT shows that oil has stopped flowing from the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, July 15, 2010. Engineers will monitor pressure gauges and watch for signs of leaks elsewhere in the well. (AP Photo/BP PLC)

    BP: No sign of leaks as capped well nears 48 hours

    BP was encouraged Saturday as the final hours ticked away on a two-day trial run of a massive cap on its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying there no signs of new leaks and oil was being kept out of the water.


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This image taken from video provided by BP shows that oil has stopped flowing in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday.

    BP is encouraged by early results from Gulf well

    BP was encouraged early Friday by results from an experimental cap shutting in oil from its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying everything was holding steady 17 hours into the effort.


  • Vessels operate in the area of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday, July 13, 2010. BP officials have placed a containment cap over the leak in hopes that the flow of oil will be diminished. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    BP cap in limbo over government questions

    BP's work on capping the Gulf of Mexico gusher was frozen Wednesday after the federal government raised concerns the operation could put damaging pressure on the busted well that could make the leak worse.


  • BP: Relief wells may end leak within month

    The first of two relief wells is expected to intercept BP PLC's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of July and the leak could be plugged by early to mid-August, a BP executive said Sunday.


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