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BP says successfully tests oil-siphoning system
May 16, 2010 / 5:03 PM / 7 years ago

BP says successfully tests oil-siphoning system

HOUSTON, May 16 (Reuters) - BP Plc (BP.L) on Sunday said it has successfully tested a system to siphon oil from a blown-out well a mile (1.6 km) beneath the Gulf of Mexico.

BP successfully inserted a tube into the leaking well and captured oil and gas, according to a statement posted on a website maintained by BP and U.S. government agencies.

The test was temporarily halted when the tube became dislodged but “technicians have fully inspected the system and have re-inserted the tool,” the statement said. (Reporting by Chris Baltimore; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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