liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
liveonearth
liveonearth

35,000-60,000 barrels a day

Wild how big an issue this flow has turned out to be. And how they keep switching units on us. How about reporting in CFS or CMS, so I'd know without calculating how much oil that is, huh? I don't think in barrels. The latest from the WSJ:

The government's Flow Rate Technical Group estimates that the BP well is now leaking 35,000 to 60,000 barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico, the Interior Department said in a statement. Last Thursday saw the release of three preliminary estimates of the flow from before the well's riser pipe was sheared, ranging from 12,600 to 50,000 barrels a day. Initial estimates of the flow were 5,000 barrels of oil a day.

6/16/10 update: Hightower on BP's record of willful and egregious violations of safety code, and on their CEO with a big mouth: http://www.jimhightower.com//node/7171
Tags: disaster, flow, oceans, oil, pollution
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