BP is moving to fix its gushing Gulf oil well by July 27, weeks ahead of the deadline the energy giant is discussing publicly, the Wall Street Journal reported. “In a perfect world with no interruptions, it’s possible to be ready to stop the well between July 20 and July 27,” BP’s managing director said. He added that stopping the well in July is threatened by hurricane season and is “unlikely.” BP is also readying backup plans in case its current plan fails, including connecting a well to existing pipelines to two underwater gas and oil fields, the Journal reported. A BP spokesman said July 8 that the company hasn’t changed its target date of an August completion of the well-killing operation, the Washington Post reported.

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