July 16, 2010 10:05 AM

Temporary seal for oil spill seems to be holding

A top BP official said the team working on its runaway oil well was encouraged Friday morning that a temporary seal will continue to keep oil from its deadly gush into the Gulf of Mexico even as they work to complete a permanent relief well. A day after the company stopped the flow of oil and gas for the first time since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in April, the results of a well integrity test are promising, said Kent Wells, a senior BP official.

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