Oh. Wait. D'OHBama had NOTHING to do with any of this.
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - BP has made progress toward plugging its Gulf of Mexico oil spill with mud but won't know for two more days if the fix will really work, the company and the government's point man for the disaster said Friday.
Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said heavyweight mud that BP has injected under high pressure into the blown-out wellhead was able to push down the oil and gas coming up at great force from underground. But the mud has not overwhelmed the gusher or stopped the flow permanently.
"I think the real challenge today is going to be to sustain the mud on top of the hydrocarbons (oil and gas) and reduce the pressure to the point where they could actually put a cement plug in and I think it will be very critical in the next 12 to 18 hours and everyone is watching it very closely," Allen said on ABC's "Good Morning America."
BP, which owns the well and is the largest oil and gas producer in the United States, began injecting mud into the well on Wednesday afternoon in an untested bid to end a spill whose millions of gallons have surpassed the Exxon Valdez disaster. The catastrophe started with an oil rig explosion April 20 that killed 11 workers. [...] go read the rest
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