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24 March 2017 13:51 (South Africa)

BP confirms that leak will be fixed only in August

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The head of BP's Gulf Coast restoration unit, Bob Dudley, might have been just a little overenthusiastic in his statement to the Wall Street Journal that BP could potentially fix the leak in its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico as soon as July 20. Fair enough, he did say that this would happen only "in a perfect world with no interruptions", which pretty much means it won't. BP have reiterated that August is its deadline for plugging the leak. Read more: Reuters

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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