A "top kill" procedure to stop the flow of oil has failed and British Petroleum will try another way.
"After three full days of attempting top kill we have been unable to overcome the flow from the well so we now believe it's time to move on to the next of our options," chief operating officer Doug Suttles said Saturday evening during a press conference.
After numerous attempts to overcome the flow and after significant review BP and industry engineers as well as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Energy Department Secretary Stephen Chu and other Obama administration officials, the decision was made to move on with the next option, Suttles said.
Rear Adm. Mary Landry said she was "very disappointed" but made assurances that a "very aggressvie response posture" is being taken to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico's waters.
"There's no silver bullet to stop this leak," she said.