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Spill at BP well in Alaska reported

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Spill at BP well in Alaska reported

On Friday, an oil spill occurred at a well on the frozen tundra of Alaska's North Slope near Prudhoe Bay, The Wall Street Journal. The well is operated by a London-based BP energy company.


It is still unclear, how much oil has spilled. The workers has been trying to stop the leak, but unsuccessfully as of Sunday, April 16.

There were no reports of harm to nature or injuries. The authorities have not established yet, what prompted the well to discharge oil and gas.

BP has previously seen a leak in the Alaska area as well. So, in 2006, due to corroded pipe, 4.8 thousand barrels of oil leaked, while in 2009, Alaska suffered a leak of 1.1 million barrels.

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