Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Now the Flow Rate is 100,000 Barrels Per Day

Oh, what a surprise. Did you hear the latest estimate? I love how BP and the government always use barrels as their measurement, trying to keep the public from rabidly attacking the White House. There are 42 U.S. gallons to a barrel, so now they admit that over 4.2 million gallons of oil are escaping every single day from the well they blew up. And when it wasn't spewing fast enough for the banksters, they had BP go in and open the breach in the pipe even wider with their "top kill" and the whole episode with the jammed saw.

Now there are reports, rumors I should say since there is not yet hard evidence in our possession, that a 10-man Blackwater special-ops team was on the Deepwater Horizon planting explosives, which they blew at the moment that the huge gas surge coming up from the blowout preventer, in order to destroy any possible evidence, including the airliner-style "black boxes" which could have been used to discover their fraud.

But the name of this post derives from the lies about the leak rate. The very first BP estimate was 450 barrels per day. That's not a typo. From 450 to 100,000+/day in 50 days. And they just kept ratcheting their estimates up every couple of days, each step not so much greater than the previous number that it would alarm anyone unless they were circumspect enough to go back and look at the original guess. You had one stop at 1000 barrels, then BP said 5000 on April 28,then the Coast Guard estimated 8000. On May 1 "industry insiders" guessed up to 25,000 barrels could be escaping per day. But on May 29, the cooked BP/government official line was 12,000-19,000.

And Mr. Doug Suttles, the BP COO in charge of drilling operations, said that day that the new cap which would be placed over the pipe would capture "...said it would capture most but not all of the oil leaking from the well, which is believed to be gushing 12,000 to 19,000 barrels a day." That from the New York Times. So only, at most, 19,000 barrels a day were leaking, and they would start capturing say 15,000 barrels a day and pumping it into their tankers to sell on market. Therefore, by June 1, only 4,000 barrels per day would actually be getting free into the ocean. And today, they admit over 100,000 barrels, 4.2 million gallons each and every day, are getting out there. That's what I call a quadratic equation.

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