Monday, June 21, 2010

BP, U.S. Gov't disagree about amount of oil pouring into Gulf

According to BP, the company is capturing about 1,000 barrels of oil every day from the ongoing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The company reports that figure represents about one-fifth of the oil leaking from the 21-inch severed pipe near the gulf's floor, severed in the wake of an April 20th explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon.

Contrasting these numbers are U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that assert BP's accounting represents only one-tenth of the total amount of oil being released into gulf waters daily.

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