The Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency has intended a new strategy on Saturday against the enormous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, allowing BP to make use of oil dispersants.
Oil dispersants are compounds, which can split the oil down into tiny drops and stop it from getting to the surface or the shore.
No less than half an inch of oil roofed the sea when Dennis Kelso's boat, which was stacked with a few newly dead birds, pushed up against the side of the Exxon Valdez on Friday, March 24, 1989.
Kelso, the Head of Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation said that at the beginning, oil was literally boiling out of the tanker.
A BP spokesman said that the company has not been able to access the efficiency of the oil spill followed by explosion on a drilling rig leased by BP. An estimated 156, 012 gallons of dispersants so far has been released by BP to break up the oil. With weather conditions not favoring BP was unable to spray dispersants yesterday.
Third quarter report released by BP has revealed profit figures which are less than half of what they were during the same time last year. In contrast to figures reported between July and September 2008, which stood firm at $10 Billion, 2009's numbers in three months up-to September have been revealed as $4.98 Billion (?3 Billion).
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