Sunday, June 6, 2010


"A containment cap on a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is now funnelling off 10,000 barrels of oil a day, BP's chief executive Tony Hayward says.

The amount has risen since Saturday, and implies more than half the estimated 12,000 to 19,000 barrels leaking each day is now being captured.

The spill has been described as the biggest environmental disaster in US history.

Mr Hayward told the BBC that BP would restore the Gulf to its original state.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, Mr Hayward said: "As we speak, the containment cap is producing around 10,000 barrels of oil a day to the surface."

Asked what amount of the estimate that represented, the BP chief executive said it was expected to be "the majority, probably the vast majority" of the oil gushing out."

Pardon my extreme skepticism but I don't trust anything related to this blowout or any announcements from BP our their willing partner the U.S. government. The numbers published on the amounts flowing from this pipe have jumped all over the place and according to many experts have been wildly understated. So if they want to say they are recovering 10% or 50% or whatever amount of oil, how can they know and how can we trust their numbers? Not to mention the very real possibility that there are other, more substantial leaks closer to the well head.

Pray that we've rounded a corner but don't trust what you're told.

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