Aug 26, 2010 4:21 PM by Melissa Canone

BP Still not Committing to Using Relief Well

HOUSTON (AP) - A senior BP executive is again avoiding
committing the oil giant to using relief wells to seal to the Gulf
of Mexico well that blew out in April.
Senior Vice President Kent Wells on Thursday skirted questions
by federal
investigators on whether the oil giant will proceed with
the relief wells. He told the investigators probing the April 20
explosion that killed 11 people that there are "multiple options"
to stop the oil. He says the relief wells are "the ultimate backup
if everything else fails."
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's point man
on spill response, has insisted the relief wells would be the final
However, BP said in a statement that the company and Allen
"remain aligned regarding relief well plans."


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