posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 09:18 PM
During today's hearing regarding Tony Hayward and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Tony Hayward was telling the committee how much oil they plan to be
able to siphon off and capture in the following months. At one point he said they hope to capture up to 80,000 barrels per day.
To my knowledge, this seems to mean that the the size of the spill is now officially around 100,000 barrels per day, or 4.2 million gallons per day.
BP has repeatedly said that what they do the well, if they fail, could increase the flow rate of the spill, and they have failed everytime. Tuesday's
announcement of the new flow rate, 40-60,000 barrels per day, was based on old readings as well. Include all that along with BP's PR strategy which
is simply damage control, or "down play the negative, point out the positive," which I assume they are still using, and it becomes fathomable to
believe the spill is still larger than 100,000 barrels per day.
I know the oil threads are getting old, but this story just gets deeper and deeper, and as a Broadcast Communications Journalism major, I feel it is
my duty to keep you all informed, as many of us do. Besides it is good training.
"By mid-July this should rise to between 60,000 and 80,000 barrels a day, he said."
Also, Check out this heckler.
[edit on 17-6-2010 by SubPop79]