Monday, May 24, 2010

Obama White House Briefing On Oil Spill

U.S. President Barack Obama

During a press conference held today in Washington, D.C., U.S. President Barack Obama's White House briefed the world on the oil spill in Louisiana, which happened under the watch of BP, Halliburton and Transocean.

Adm. Thad Allen (left) and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs (right)

Government advisors acting in the capacity of oversight, spoke of what they intend to do to address the problem. A relief well is being assembled by the oil companies, in a bid to skim some of the thousands of gallons of oil per day, gushing from beneath the ocean, thereby diverting it into containment units, such as ships. It's amazing to think a trillion dollars in oil is floating in the Gulf of Mexico.