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PressWatch: "Top Kill:" an effort to retain profits for BP?

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Wed, 05/26/2010
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know."  U.S. experiencing record budget deficits, pressures to increase on middle class?  And consider this: the reason that BP is trying 'containment' or 'top kill' is that they want to be able to profit from the thousands of feet of hole that they've already produced.  They know it has oil--we all do, now--so they want to "contain" it or plug it at the top ("top kill"), and that way they can save lots of money and still profit from the new "relief well."  The new well will use imaging seismic technology and directed slant drilling to access the (considerable) remainder of the old hole.
27:42 minutes (12.68 MB)

 

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