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Gulf Of Mexico Oil Leak: Video Shows Oil Pouring Out

Following our recent reports on the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, things have not got any better despite recent efforts by BP. Today BP has released a video showing the oil gushing out into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of 5,000 barrels a day.

The video shows oil streaming out from a break in a yellow pipe, and turning lighter as it mixes with natural gas. The BP engineers have lowered another container called a “top hat” on the sea bed to hopefully begin to capture the oil.

BP hopes to plug the leak by the end of next week by pumping materials like shredded tyres into the well at high pressure. They have also started to drill a relief well but this could take up to 80 days to finish. Head over to the BBC website for more on this story and to view the video.

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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