Friday, May 21, 2010

Really Uncontrolled Gusher!
Most "News Papers" are reporting that the Gusher in the Gulf of Cheney is gushing about 5,000 barrels of oil a day or about 210,000 gallons a day. BP is claiming their 4 inch tube stuck in the uncontrolled 21 inch tube is collecting about 5,000 barrels of oil a day. Except it is not getting all the oil.

McClatchy is reporting that it may be 19 times larger than has been reported.
The latest glimpse of video footage of the oil spill deep under the Gulf of Mexico indicates that around 95,000 barrels, or 4 million gallons, a day of crude oil may be spewing from the leaking wellhead, 19 times the previous estimate, an engineering professor told Congress Wednesday.

Now lets get out our handy NPR oil gusher calculator.

If you adjust the leak meter to 4 million you will find that as of Thursday morning BP has leaked 129 million gallons and counting or more than ten Exxon Valdez spills.

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