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Past Few Days, Scientists Cant Make Up Their Mind On Gallons Leaked

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:56 AM
Ive just done a quick search that took less than 2 minutes and found 3 different articles that say the leak has increased.

June 9th - 4.2 million gallons a day (UK Site) Article

The Gulf of Mexico oil leak from the doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig could be spilling upto 4.2 million gallons daily in the Gulf sea region, yes, you did read that correctly, that’s potentially 4,200,000 gallons of crude oil, daily.

Dr Ira Leifer, a researcher in the Marine Science Institute at the University of California who is a member of the technical group, said that the oil company’s operation to cut the leaking pipe and cap it with a new containment device last week may have increased the surge of oil not by 20 per cent, as BP and the US Government had warned may happen, but several times over.

“In the data I’ve seen, there’s nothing inconsistent with BP’s worst case scenario. BP’s “top kill” effort two weeks ago to stem the flow by firing mud and junk into the well appeared to have stepped up the rate of the leak.” said Dr Ira Leifer.

June 10th - 2.1 million gallons (Yahoo News Article) Article

The spill — before June 3 when a riser was cut and then a cap put on it — was flowing at daily rate that could possibly have been as high as 2.1 million gallons, twice the highest number the federal government had been saying, according to U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt, who is coordinating estimates.

No estimates were given for the amount of oil gushing from the well after the June 3 riser cut, which BP said would increase the flow by about 20 percent. Nor are there estimates since a cap has been put on the pipe, already collecting more than 3 million gallons.

June 15th - 2.5 million gallons (CNN) Article

(CNN) -- Government scientists Tuesday increased the estimate of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico to between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels per day, up to 50 percent more than previously estimated. That translates into 1.5 million gallons to 2.5 million gallons per day.

Alberto Alisedo, a member of the flow rate technical group, said scientists reached the consensus after a three-hour conference call on Monday and a 10-hour meeting on Sunday of the group in Seattle, Washington.

Tuesday night, President Obama used his first Oval Office address to the nation to say 90 percent of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico will be captured within weeks.

I dont know what to believe anymore. I dont think we will know anytime soon the actual amount that has been leaking out. It could be alot worse and they dont want to tell us, maybe just letting us know slowly, bit by bit.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:01 AM
lindsey williams said
the elites estimate that
with all the oil coming from the differnt plumes
4 million gallons a day

he turned out to be right about the gas measurements.
I wouldn't be suprised that he is right about that too

may god help us all

they are talking about taking our minds off our troubles
by having world war three


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