Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gulf Oil Update: Day 92

BP extends Gulf well test 24 hours - US govt

Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:02 pm

WASHINGTON July 20 (Reuters) - The top U.S. oil spill official on Tuesday gave BP Plc permission to continue with key pressure tests on its capped Macondo well for another 24 hours despite finding five small leaks around the well.

"We've found nothing that would be consequential toward the integrity of the wellhead to date," retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen told reporters at a briefing.

(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky in Washington and Kristen Hays in Houston, Editing by Sandra Maler)

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