Gulf Disaster

Gulf Oil Spill: BP Delays Crucial Cap Test

This can’t be a good sign: BP delayed a crucial test of its new containment system late on Tuesday, meaning oil will continue to spill into the Gulf. BP has claimed the new cap will collect all the leaking oil, but apparently now the company is worried that it may not be able to withstand the pressure from the spewing oil once it seals the cap. BP and U.S. officials gave no indication of when the test will be rescheduled, but the Coast Guard admiral said the entire oil flow will still be contained by mid-July: If the cap is not sealed, oil tankers will be able to siphon all of the oil to the surface.