Is it really the end of the BP Oil Spill which had also been called as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill or Gulf of Mexico oil spill? For three days the BP Oil Spill live feed had shown a clear ocean with no oil gushing out. The testing of the new spill cap for the last 48 ours ad been successful as well.
The pressure is building inside the well and the new oil spill cap seen through the BP Oil Spill live feed is holding on in keeping the oil within the rig. BP Oil Company, however ordered a 24 hour extension on the testing procedure as the expected pressure falls below their threshold of 8,000 to 9,000 psi needed in order to conclude without doubt the well is not leaking.
The gushing oil was seen to had been successfully capped Thursday, July 15 at around 4:00pm. The whole capping procedure was seen live through the oil spill cam installed by BP and broadcast though the BP Oil Spill Live feed.
This is the first time ever that the oil spill had been stopped after nearly three months of problems in handling the spill. The oil spill began when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20 and since then about 3,900,000 barrels of oil had been released into the Gulf of Mexico.
The solution previously made by BP includes a Oil-killing procedure which even made the problem worst and several others which have failed. The solution this time which will hopefully end the disaster is brought about by a new, tightly fitting containment cap.
Below is the video shown through the BP Oil Spill Live feed and showcases the capping procedure leading to the stoppage of the oil spill. Video is source out from CNN.com.