BP Reports Some Success In Capturing Leaking Oil

After more than three weeks of trying to stop a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, BP engineers have achieved some success using a mile-long pipe to capture some of the oil and divert it to a drill ship on the surface some 5,000 feet above the wellhead, company officials said Monday.After two false starts, engineers successfully inserted a narrow tube into the damaged pipe from which most of the oil is leaking.Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer, who appeared on several network morning shows Monday, said that the mile-long, 4-inch-wide tube was capturing a little more than 1,000 barrels of oil a day from the blown well and its 21-inch-wide riser pipe, and funneling the oil into the tanker ship.