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BP resumes work on relief well at Gulf spill


The containment capping stack is seen in this close-up image captured from a BP live video feed from the Gulf of Mexico, August 7, 2010. REUTERS/BP/Handout
The containment capping stack is seen in this close-up image captured from a BP live video feed from the Gulf of Mexico, August 7, 2010. REUTERS/BP/Handout

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Thursday work has resumed work on a relief well next to its blown-out Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico after a tropical depression dissipated on Wednesday.

The company suspended drilling and put a plug in the relief well in advance of the storm. BP said it was removing the plug and would conduct a pressure test of the Macondo well before drilling resumes.

(Reporting by Kristen Hays, editing by Vicki Allen)

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