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May 27th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

BP: Plumes are drilling mud, not oil

(CNN) – BP's "top kill" procedure is going as planned and according to expectations, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's point man in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill response, said Thursday. Even if the well is sealed shut today, it's still millions of gallons too late. Bob Dudley is BP's managing director and he joined us live on Thursday's American Morning.

Read more: Coast Guard admiral: 'Top kill' working as planned

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. ron

    what are plumes in relation to the oil spill.

    June 5, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  2. ronvan

    It has become quite obvious that BP has manipulated the facts, outright lied to all of us, since this started! WHY would we continue to trust them on anything they say? Are we sure that the video feed we are watching is real? Remember it is ALL their equipment. Maybe they are feeding us a faked video showing mud coming out while in reality the oil continues to flow? I do not understand why we have not made BP, and all the other oil drilling companies, put $$$ into an account just for disasters like this? If they do not want to pay then they do not get permits! BP says they have already paid out millions in claims? Watching TV it appears that the "regular" working people are getting "chump change"!

    May 30, 2010 at 4:31 am |
  3. samiam

    Of course BP is lying and the government and media are encouraging it. Where are the skimmers to clean as much of the mess as it happens? I do not see anything at all being done for clean up. A lot of people have the same quesiton. Where is the media for reporting this information? Too far up Obamas ......

    May 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm |
  4. John

    Top kill at 5000ft ocean depth is a hail mary pass. Bottom pressure is 2227psi. Well heads pressure is much higher then that. P.S. A good producing well in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) produces approx. 25,000 barrels a day. BP knows this. First est. of 1000 barrels a day is a big lie and the media fell for that. Dont fall for the information being fed to you now.

    May 28, 2010 at 8:24 am |