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BP document: Worst-case scenario -- 4.2 million gallons daily in Gulf

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posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 02:56 PM

CNN) -- A BP estimate made before the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon noted that as much as 100,000 barrels per day could leak into the ocean if the blowout preventer and wellhead were removed, a higher worst-case scenario than previously reported.

According to an internal BP document released Sunday by Rep. Edward Markey, D-Massachusetts, BP believed that the worst-case scenario could be as high as 100,000 barrels, or 4.2 million gallons, of oil per day.

The figure is the highest yet to surface regarding the leaking oil well. At the disaster's outset, BP claimed the leak was about 1,000 barrels a day, a number it later revised to 5,000 and then much higher. BP told the House Energy and Commerce Committee that the worst-case scenario was 60,000 barrels a day, lower than what the document states.

"This document raises very troubling questions about what BP knew and when they knew it. It is clear that, from the beginning, BP has not been straightforward with the government or the American people about the true size of this spill," said Markey, the chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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"Considering what is now known about BP's problems with this well prior to the Deepwater Horizon explosion, including cementing issues, leaks in the blowout preventer and gas kicks, BP should have been more honest about the dangerous condition of the well bore," Markey said in a statement.

I am speechless...

Read the rest of the article here.


posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:26 PM
By Mid July BP are saying collection will reach 80,000 barrels a day which would leave 20,000 a day left uncollected

= 140,000 barrels a week
= 280 ,000 barrels a month
= 560,000 barrels 2 months

and so forth

Though it's all guessing really isn't it as once the BOP topples (BP has confirmed it's leaning) god knows what else will happen around the surrounding sea bed , could be uncontrollable gushers everywhere if the sea bed fractures worsen or there's a landslide

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:27 PM
reply to post by cosmicpixie

That's pretty much the reason I am speechless.

Were in this for the long hall, however the more I see it go forward the more distain there is for BP among the populace and our government.

Hopefully a criminal trial will occur and these people will be held accountable.


posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 03:37 PM
Estimates have changed wildly since the beginning of this disaster. It started out around 45,000 Gallons per day, now it's at 4.2 Million Gallons per day!!!

[edit on 20-6-2010 by grantbeed]

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 08:52 PM
reply to post by grantbeed

Yeah, this is only getting worse.

And so do the lies.


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