So, it turns out that BP doesn’t just want to seal up the relief well it’s spent three months digging to relieve the Gulf oil spill’s original well:

But for reasons unclear, BP officials have recently refused to commit to pumping cement down the relief well, saying only that it will be used in some fashion.

The vast oil reservoir beneath the well could still be worth billions of dollars, but BP isn’t saying whether it plans to cash in on this potential windfall.

Emphasis mine. Say what?

Main Entry: wind·fall
Pronunciation: \ˈwin(d)-ˌfȯl\
Function: noun
Date: 15th century

1 : something (as a tree or fruit) blown down by the wind
2 : an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage

Spending three months drilling through seabed a mile below the surface of the ocean is not unexpected, unearned, or sudden.

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