Sunken oil rig leaking 42,000 gallons per day. It’ll take months to fix
Executive Doug Suttles said if remote-control equipment can’t stop the oil, engineers are working on a way to put a containment dome over the leak. If this does not work they may have to drill nearby wells to stem the leak. In any event, Mr. Suttles has indicated that it appears that it will take several months to stop oil from leaking in to the Gulf.