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  •  No, I'm pretty sure what they mean is (4+ / 0-)
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    that they can push enough mud in there now that oil and gas is no longer coming up the pipe. But it doesn't appear they can achieve hydrostatic equilibrium in the pipe yet.

    So, instead of leaking 20K bbls a day of oil, we can leak 20K bbls a day of drilling mud. It's progress of a sort. Sounds like they're going to restart today with some adjustments.

    It also looks like the ROVs might be setting up to cut off the riser. They're doing some new activity with chains and such. I wouldn't take that to mean they think this won't work, rather they might have just gotten a new backup plan approved and so they're going ahead and staging for it in case they need it. They've clearly been working on multiple options simultaneously so far.

    Leave it to Republicans to set the house on fire and then rant that the fire department is socialist.

    by johnsonwax on Fri May 28, 2010 at 09:06:46 AM PDT

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