Quotes: BP Sets Expectations Before Top Kill Procedure

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“We always have to be careful about setting expectations.”

— KENT WELLS, BP’s senior vice president for exploration and production, dampening down expectations in advance of the company’s attempt to plug a leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. The gambit, dubbed a “top kill” procedure, has never been tried before at such depth. (via the New York Times)