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The lead scientist in the effort said the most credible range at the moment is between 840,000 gallons and 1.68 million gallons a day.
Originally posted by mirageofdeceit
Originally posted by OuttaTime
If I may dive in here and clean up some of the figures... (no pun intended. No, really... ).
1 statute mile = 5280 ft.
20 x 5280 = 105600 ft long.
5 x 5280 = 26400 ft wide.
300 ft thick.
105600 x 26400 x 300 = 836,352,000,000 cu.ft.
1 American Barrel = 5.6146 cubic feet.
836,352,000,000 cu.ft. = 148,960,210,878.780 Barrels.
The figures are clearly awry somewhere (or we are being lied to more than we thought)...
[edit on 11-6-2010 by mirageofdeceit]
OK, so my numbers were good. But as I was reminded the plumes are sploofy and diluted. So even if were talking only 1% of the plume is oil, that still accounts for 1,489,602,108.78 barrels. But what makes me scratch my head is how it can bleed this much if there is only about 5,000,000,000 barrels of oil in that pocket...... unless of course, it is pulling oil from other connected caverns...
If it were spewing 3 billion barrels a day, then the Tiber pocket would drain in less than 3 days. Something's really really wrong here!
And how many plumes have they counted so far?
Originally posted by Blaine91555
My Wife has our local NBC News on. I'm in the wrong room to record it, so I'll just have to repeat what the expert on oil spills was saying.
If what he said is true, we are being fed a line to scare us almost as bad as the Global Warming madness.
Apparently an oil spill, over the course of 70 days disperses to one part per million in the water and all toxic compounds are gone by then. This is apparently the natural process observed while studying multiple spill. He said if it does reach the East Coast, you "might find a single grain of sand with a coating of tar" here and there, but that's all you will find. He said the runoff from the recent weather will be more toxic to the Gulf and the East Coast than the spill will.
Please, don't shoot the messenger. I'm talking NBC here also remember.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by OuttaTime
For sure. The immediate area is where the real damage will be done. Lets hope they get their head out their backsides and waive that stupid law, so the ships from other countries can help with the skimming. I still can't believe that nonsense is going on. It's like the cast of Saturday Night Live has taken over the decision making process.
According to Kutcherov, a leading specialist in the theory of abiogenic deep origin of petroleum, “What BP drilled into was what we call a ‘migration channel,’ a deep fault on which hydrocarbons generated in the depth of our planet migrate to the crust and are accumulated in rocks, something like Ghawar in Saudi Arabia.” Ghawar, the world’s most prolific oilfield has been producing millions of barrels daily for almost 70 years with no end in sight. According to the abiotic science, Ghawar like all elephant and giant oil and gas deposits all over the world, is located on a migration channel similar to that in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico.
The "spill" apparently tapped a "migration channel" similar to the Ghawar oilfield in Saudi Arabia that produces millions of barrels daily - and has been for almost 70 years with no end in sight.
So yeah, millions of barrels daily, probably increasing, and not stopping any time soon like Jim Scot and Gold Bug said...
~2007: Propane price manipulation: "Four BP energy traders in Houston were charged with manipulating prices of propane in October 2007. As part of the settlement of the case, BP paid the US government a $303 million fine, the largest commodity market settlement ever in the US."
~2008: Oil price manipulation: "In May 2010, the Supreme Court of Arbitration of the Russian Federation agreed in support of the country’s antimonopoly service’s decision to a 1.1 billion Ruble fine ($35.2 million) against TNK/BP, a 50/50 joint venture, for abusing antitrust legislation and setting artificially high oil products prices in 2008..."
~Refinery safety violations: "Under scrutiny after the Texas City Refinery explosion, two BP-owned refineries in Texas City, Texas, and Toledo, Ohio, were responsible for 97 percent (829 of 851) of willful safety violations by oil refiners between June 2007 and February 2010..."