BP Oil Spill Live Feed Update Shows New Oil Spill Cap Deployed Stopped Oil Spill – Did the BP oil spill really stop? This is the question mostly asked by people who wanted to get a news update of the current BP oil spill which which started in the Gulf of Mexico last April and now reached Louisiana, and other nearby states.
After 85 days and 184 million of gallons of continuous oil leak and after implementing several oil spill solutions, finally the BP oil spill for the first time has stopped flowing. This was clearly seen in the BP oil spill live feed shot shown above which was taken July 15 . According to BP, the oil spill stopped flowing at around 3:25pm Eastern Time when the last valve in their latest oil spill cap was shut off.
However, this was not permanent as BP needs to monitor if the oil spill cap can hold the pressure of the oil leak. As BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said: “It’s far from the finish line. … It’s not the time to celebrate.”
Possible problems might still arise from the sealed oil leak. There were a lot of “Ifs” and these should be addressed by BP immediately so that they could move on with their next steps. What if the oil spill cap suddenly broke? What if there would be a broken pipe? And worst, what if the oil would be forced down into the ocean bed rock which could rupture the sea floor?
Since this was just a temporary oil spill solution, BP said that the next 48 hours would be crucial. Their scientists and engineers were on stand by monitoring the pressure changes. High pressure would mean that the oil spill cap was effective in containing the oil spill while low pressure could mean that there were still unnoticed broken oil pipes. BP is set to have another press release at around 9:30am CDT on July 16, 2010 regarding the results of their monitoring.
If you want to witness the BP oil spill live feed, there are several live cams here capturing the live images of the BP oil spill. As you can see, it is indeed stopped. Will this be the end of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? Let’s hope and pray.