Gulf oil disaster worse than previously reported

More oil spewing into the Gulf than BP had estimated

More oil spewing into the Gulf than BP had estimated

Corporate oil giant BP has once again underestimated the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from its severely damaged Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

According to a new report in the Wasington Post,  approximately 53.6 million to 64.3 million gallons of oil have emerged from the well since April 20th.

The figures – soon to be officially announced by the US Geological Survey – indicate that the federal government’s and BP;s early estimatesof the flow rate weren’t even close.

Try as they might, BP can’t seem to spin it right, can they? Too bad, since the amount of damages they’ll have to fork over are tied to how many oil barrels worth of oil have leaked into the Gulf waters.

But scientific teams analyzing the video feed of the spewing oil may revise those number even higher yet. The so-called “plume team” has said the current estimate is preliminary.

And so the worst oil spill in reported history keeps on rolling.

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  1. […] environmental disaster that’s going on,” he said, referring to the increasingly disastrous Deepwater Horizon-BP oil […]

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