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No One Knows True Rate of Gulf Oil Leak

Tuesday, 08 Jun 2010 08:56 AM

 

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How much oil is still making its way into the Gulf of Mexico seems to be anyone's guess, according to a report in the New York Times.

•  BP has announced that a cap was now capturing 11,000 barrels of oil a day from the well.

• The official government estimate of the flow rate is 12,000 to 19,000 barrels a day -- which means the cap should be capturing the bulk of the oil spewing from the rupture and sending it via pipeline above to a tanker on the surface.

But, in cold reality, there remains no consensus among experts on how much oil is pouring from the wellhead -- making it very difficult to assess the containment cap’s effectiveness.

One expert, Ira Leifer, is convinced that the latest capping operation has made the leak worse -- perhaps far worse than the 20 percent increase that government officials warned might occur when the riser was cut.

To read the full New York Times story Go Here Now.


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