It has been revealed in an Associated Press investigation that the conversational BP oil well is probably one of the thousands of wells that are leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
It has been reportedly said that there are more than 27,000 abandoned and lurked oil and gas wells that are not being taken into consideration for leaking possibilities by the industry or the Government.
According to the records of the Federal Government, it has been said that 3,500 wells are presently "temporarily abandoned". The oil Companies have been asked by the regulators to present the plans for reusing or permanently plugging such awaited wells, within a year.
On the contrary, AP has made it clear that the rule is not obeyed and more than 1,000 wells have not yet been considered and they remain in an unfinished condition. Wells have been lingering and it has been more than ten years that they are still in the same condition. The most ancient wells were abandoned in the late 1940s and this is also raising concerns that seals are failing.
The Environmental Protection Agency asserted that it was to take care of many leaks at abandoned wells in state waters, but till now, only a few of these wells have received the treatments.