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BP: Oil Flow Rate Irrelevant to Gulf Response

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posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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BP: Oil Flow Rate Irrelevant to Gulf Response


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Suttles said knowing exactly how much oil was spewing out is irrelevant to efforts to stop the spill, and anyway that estimating the resulting flow of the Deepwater Horizon explosion is something BP doesn't involve itself with. It is "extraordinarily imprecise and we took a view very early on that we didn't think you could do it and we didn't think it was relevant either," he said. 

But as surely as estimates of the flow rate have risen, BP's shares have tumbled. The selloff continued again today in London, which follows the company's announcement that the cost of the oil spill response has risen to $2.35 billion.


Wow...really.. Flow is irrelevant? To you perhaps... But for those who have to estimate damage, well that's a pretty important figure to have handy.... Oh that's right you are trying to mitigate the perceived damage...




posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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I would technically agree with the statement made by BP.

What difference does the rate of flow make to *their* efforts to stop the leak?

Answer: NONE.

Their efforts would be the same if it were flowing @ 30,000 barrels a day as it would be if it were flowing @ 60,000 barrels a day... or @ 100,000 barrels a day.

It matters to the US government so they know how much they can fine them, which even that is rather irrelevant at this point in time because BP already could NEVER pay those fines if they were fined at the flat rate per barrel that they are legally entitled to fine them.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 11:19 PM
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The amount of oil flow would determine the pressure coming out and would help them in figuring out how to put a top hat on or any other fix they have tried so far. Im sure they already know the answer but don't want to tell anybody.



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 12:57 PM
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Once the well is capped, then the flow rate and accurate metering will become critical and very important to BP because it will mean profit.

The flow rate now is irrelevant because it is just a big mess to clean up and who needs an accurate accounting of that?



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 01:03 PM
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BP sucks. Irrelevant. Tell that to the people and wild life this is effecting. Boy they REALLY need PR 101 for their people. Badly. This is going to piss more people off.



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 01:16 PM
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More evidence BP is focused on cover-up and not clean-up.



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