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BP could begin siphoning oil leak overnight


The Transocean Development Driller III, which is drilling the relief well, is seen surrounded by part of the oil slick covering the site of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
The Transocean Development Driller III, which is drilling the relief well, is seen surrounded by part of the oil slick covering the site of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc on Friday was attempting to insert a pipe to siphon oil from a blown out undersea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and channel it to the surface, a company executive said.

The siphoning operation could start overnight, BP Chief Operations Officer Doug Suttles said at a briefing in Robert, Louisiana..

(Reporting by Chris Baltimore; Editing by Eric Beech)

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