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Thursday, April 29, 2010

British Petroleum (BP) "Underestimated" Amount of Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak


T
he original "estimate" of leakage was 1000 barrels a day or 42000 gallons.


Now- that estimate has grown by five-times that amount that is leaking from what's left of the exploded oil rig.

This morning on NBC's Today Show- a BP official now says that estimate was probably low- more like "5000 barrels a day" or 210000 gallons a day of crude oil is pouring unchecked into the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.


In addition- the Associated Press story states that the cost to BP for stopping the leak and cleaning up their mess could cost "around $1-billion-"  that BP would like to use America's military to help- and not stated was the old saying "were 'ifs' and 'buts' candy and nuts- we'd ALL have a Merry Christmas."
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