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BP plugs leak at oil well in Alaska

BP plugs leak at oil well in Alaska

A BP PLC well on Alaska's North Slope is no longer leaking crude oil or natural gas following a crude spray over the weekend, Bloomberg reported.

The crude spray onto the well pad, which occurred while the well in the Greater Prudhoe Bay area was venting gas, had stopped by Sunday afternoon.

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According to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Candice Bressler, the well is back under control. All the excess pressure was removed from the well to keep it in a safe range of pressure. The department had not yet been able to estimate how much crude had been released, it said.

Neither injuries nor impacts to the wildlife have been reported.

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Officials believe the spill was contained to a well pad and did not reach the nearby tundra. Dawn Patience, a BP spokeswoman said in an email on Sunday that the well has been closed off since Friday last week and the response to resolve this issue is still underway. Most companies are trying to do resurgence here and boost output of all the aging wells to extend their reach to brand-new supply sources. It is another sign, along with multibillion-barrel discoveries in recent months, that the area may be reversing decades of declining volumes. Alyeska was a joint partnership led by the North Slope's top producers, BP, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips. In 2006, a corroded pipeline released almost 5,000 barrels of crude oil, the largest oil spill in the North Slope at the time.

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