Gulf Disaster

BP Delays Pressure Test

BP will not proceed Tuesday night with a pressure test on the blown-out Gulf oil well that could possibly cap the spill. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said additional analysis is needed before administering the test, which would establish whether the well could hold up under the pressure of closing the cap. Allen said regardless of the test results, BP should be able to contain the free-spilling oil by mid-July with oil-siphoning vessels.