There's also a chance that by sawing off the broken oil pipe, it could release a kink in part of the column and speed the oil flow by as much as 20 percent.
"If it's a snug fit, then there could be very, very little oil. If they're not able to get as snug a fit, then there could be more," Browner said of the new cap. "We're going to hope for the best and prepare for the worst."
The containment cap is intended to capture about 80 percent of the oil and gas. The rest is expected to escape.
Originally posted by astronomine
Skandi ROV1 has been blasting the chemical into the leak consistently for the past 4 hours (on top of what they have already poured). Seeing the combination of the two... man, it's like they want to poison the water as much as possible. Let's add some toxic man chemicals for that extra killing power..