Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BP (NYSE:BP) Cuts Back on Skimming Boats in Gulf

BP (NYSE:BP) has shrunk the number of skimming boats used to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by over 25 percent, the company said.

That's related to the stoppage of oil leaking into the Gulf with the new containment cap in place, which continues to work. There is less oil in the Gulf so less need for the number of boats they had been using in the oil cleanup.

At this time there is close to 1,600 boats continuing on in the cleanup efforts on a daily basis.

Matt Kissinger, who directs the boat skimming program, dubbed "vessels of opportunity," said there are about 600 less boats being used than last week.

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