The Dernogalizer

June 7, 2010

Over 10,000 Barrels of Oil Now Being Captured

Filed under: environment,National Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 11:04 am
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It appears BP’s latest attempt late last week to cap and siphon off the oil from the damaged oil well has been partially successful, although it’s still tough to estimate what percentage of oil is still leaking into the gulf.

“The cap on the damaged BP oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico is now keeping up to 462,000 gallons of oil a day from leaking into the sea, the Coast Guard admiral overseeing the government’s response to the spill said Monday.”

“That’s up from about 441,000 gallons on Saturday and about 250,000 on Friday. Federal authorities have estimated the ruptured pipe is leaking between 500,000 gallons and about 1 million gallons a day.”


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