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BP exec says end point for leak is relief well

WASHINGTON (AP) - A BP executive says a relief well is the "end point" of efforts to stop the Gulf oil spill - which suggests there

An image from a live video feed the oil plume is seen on the BP.com website early Wednesday, May 26, 2010. The oil company planned a "top kill" designed to choke off the gusher of oil at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico by force-feeding it heavy drilling mud and cement early Wednesday May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/BP.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) - A BP executive says a relief well is the "end point" of efforts to stop the Gulf oil spill - which suggests there's little chance of plugging the leak until the new well is completed in August.

BP managing director Bob Dudley tells ABC's "This Week" that the current attempt to cap the leaking well would at best minimize the oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Dudley says the relief well expected to be ready at the end of August "is certainly the end point on this game."

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