The Chicago Tribune, 13 June 2010
Publié le :
14 juin 2010
Brian Skoloff, Ray Henry
"NEW ORLEANS (AP) BP
mounted a more aggressive response to the oil spill
in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday as it started deploying undersea sensors to better measure the ferocious flow of crude while drawing up new plans to meet a government demand that it speed up the containment effort ahead of President Barack Obama's
visit to the coast.
"The financial ramifications of the disaster are growing by the day as the White House
and states put pressure on BP to set aside billions of dollars to pay spill-related claims in a move that could quickly drain the company's cash reserves and hasten its path toward possible bankruptcy.
"BP PLC spokesman Mark Proegler said the company would not make public its response due Sunday to a letter from the Coast Guard demanding that it intensify the efforts to stop the spill. One of the actions BP took Sunday was to use robotic submarines to begin positioning sensors inside the well to gauge how much oil is spilling."