Friday, May 21, 2010


BP admitted Thursday that a figure it has been citing for weeks as its best estimate of the total amount of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, 5,000 barrels a day, is too low. A tube inserted into a hole in a broken riser pipe is now capturing 5,000 barrels of oil per day, but oil is still gushing from that hole as well as from another leak nearby, BP spokesman Mark Proegler said.

BP is measuring the oil as it is siphoned onto a drill ship on the water's surface, Proegler said.

Who knew? Only everyone but the credulous US government. And who would ever have expected that BP was not telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?


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