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Is it 5,000 or 40,000 barrels of oil coming out of the pipe daily in the Gulf?

Nobody really knows…..

Different scientists have different estimates…..

The cap IS draining off a good amount of the oil now…..

But a whole lot is in the water of the Gulf……

The one scientific certainty: It’s a lot — and more than some of the same scientists thought just a couple of weeks ago. It’s so much that the crews trying to siphon it to the surface are going to need a bigger boat.

Early in the crisis, BP and the federal government repeatedly said that the Deepwater Horizon well was spewing about 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) a day into the gulf. But the new estimates, released Thursday by government-appointed scientists, show that the well most likely produces 5,000 barrels before breakfast.

One team that has studied video taken of the leaking riser pipe before it was cut and capped last week has concluded that the well was most likely producing 25,000 to 30,000 barrels a day. If that estimate is on target, and if the flow has been more or less consistent since the April 20 blowout, the hydrocarbon reservoir 2 1/2 miles below the sea floor has gushed five to six times the amount spilled in Alaskan waters in 1989 by the Exxon Valdez.

Put it another way: It’s roughly one Valdez spill every week. Nearly two Olympic-size swimming pools of oil every day.


Folks…like evrything else on this one…..

We’ll have to wait….

It IS fustrating….

Meanwhile ……

The President has asked the CEO and Board menebrs of BP to come to the White House for a chat….

Mindfull that BP IS a private Britsh Comapany ….


American’s down South are pissed…..

The American Media is screaming blody murder….

And the Brits are getting defensiove over this whole thing…

Obama has to ask questions, show displeasure….

And hope for the best……


June 10, 2010 - Posted by | Other Things | , ,


  1. Whatever the numbers…we are damaging the environment

    Comment by Corve DaCosta | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. Yes the leak is….

    It is horrible……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. They talked about it on Hardball last night, Chris and some environmental guys.. “What if this gush is still on by Christmas?” – they all just looked blank..

    Comment by talkandpolitics | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  4. I think this shows what happens to States that dont follow along with Obama

    this tragedy will probably make think other states from NEVER ever ever ever voting against Obama

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Silly

      Comment by My Name Is jack | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  5. ?????????

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  6. Who really gives a good damn what Britain thinks?

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  7. The White House…..which got the Brits to sign on for Afghanistan…

    And the entire American economy…

    That’s all!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  8. You do understand BP going down the drain would effect the British AND US economy…..


    If you owned any stock in a oil company….. Wouldn’t you want to sell right away?

    Under capitalization in the poi market would surely drive up oil and gas prices…..


    Same thing happened with banks….

    Guys at P1 were yelling let them go out of business….
    No way is BOTHgovernments governments gonna let that happen….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  9. Hell I dont think WE ought to be in Afghanistan

    Go ahead and give me your Bush line about that fiasco too

    You mean you REALLY believe that we should go all bonkers because Britain might take their few thousand troops and go home

    Leave Brits


    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Didn’t the president just send some people over there to make sure they are on board?

      Cameron just came back from there…..

      Yea Jack…

      That IS important to Obama and Company….

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  10. As for oil and gas prices

    I have favored a substantial rise in the gas tax for years

    Your position is absurd

    Its like we should take ANYTHING the poor ol oil companies throw at us or else they might take their billions and go home

    Theses greedy bastards will ALWAYS be around if they can make five bucks for godssakes

    I could care LESS about their “Shareholders”

    What are you some kind of damn socialist?


    Some win and some LOSE


    BPs shareholders


    Too bad too sad


    Give your friend here a lecture on the “genius” of the Free Enertprise system!

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 11, 2010 | Reply

    • He, he, he….Did you have to do the gas line thing in the 70’s?

      I did…..

      A lot of very angry American’s……

      Please read this thru……


      No US or British Head of State is going there….

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  11. What the Hell you think BPs negligence is doing to the “economy” of the Gulf Coast?

    Good God

    Your “concern” for poor ol BP is laughable!

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  12. Yeah yeah the poor poor shareholders. Like we’re supposed to give a damn that a bunch of folks who raked in millions on their stock when BP, Exxon, etc. were pulling in record profits are now going to lose their shirts.

    I guess some of these shareholders thought investing in oil was a no lose situation. Well they were wrong. And it’ll be a cold day in hell when I shed a tear for them.

    Comment by Scott P | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  13. But the company WILL be there…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  14. And if the shareholder has this as their pension money…..

    Well then………

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

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