by Brett Clanton
Aug. 4, 2010, 10:41PM
"BP's successful static kill of its Macondo well inspired cautious celebration Wednesday at the company and even at the White House that the three-month spill saga was near an end, as the government reported it has accounted for most of the spilled oil.
"The long battle to stop the leak and contain the oil is finally close to coming to an end," said President Barack Obama.
BP said, however, that while the procedure was a milestone, it still plans to seal the well with cement in separate operations from the wellhead on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico and through a relief well that will intercept the Macondo near its reservoir 13,000 feet beneath the seafloor." More>>>>