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BP seals the ruptured oil well for good

137 DAYS after the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil well, BP has announced it has sealed off the Maconda oil well for good. The company had stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in early August, but only completed cementing the leak overnight. BP will now inspect the failed ‘blow-out preventer’ to examine why the explosion happened at all.

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