HOUSTON (AP) - Researchers studying the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico said Thursday that up to twice the amount of oil previously thought may have been spewing into the sea since an oil rig exploded nearly two months ago.
The new figures could mean anywhere from 42 million to more than 100million gallons of oil have already fouled the fragile waters,affecting people who live, work and play along the coast from Louisiana to Florida - and perhaps beyond.
It is the third - and perhaps not last - time the federal governmenthas had to increase its estimate of how much oil is gushing. Trying toclarify what has been a contentious and confusing issue, federal officials on Thursday gave a wide variety of estimates.
All of the new spill rate estimates are worse than earlier ones - andfar more costly for BP, which has seen its stock sink since the April20 explosion that killed 11 workers and triggered the spill.
Most of Thursday's estimates had more oil flowing in an hour than what officials once said was spilling in an entire day. continued
It's like watching a video game which is kind if scary if they have some kid doing this, ya know? They could have the CEO Hayward's kid doing it as much as we're being told....lol
I actually took these screenshots right off the video, if this is the 'real thing' after all. It could be all a 'ruse' for all we really know.