Fwd: Breaking News: Gulf oil leak estimates dramatically rise again

You'd think that after all of this time, they wouldn't still be using estimates.


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From: "The Washington Post" <newsletters@email.washingtonpost.com>
Date: June 15, 2010 4:36:21 PM CDT
To: denise85.nola@gmail.com
Subject: Breaking News: Gulf oil leak estimates dramatically rise again
Reply-To: "The Washington Post" <newslettersJ9BIIR.594290@email.washingtonpost.com>

News Alert: Gulf oil leak estimates dramatically rise again
05:28 PM EDT Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The government's Flow Rate Technical Group estimates that the BP well is now leaking 35,000 to 60,000 barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico, the Interior Department said in a statement. Last Thursday saw the release of three preliminary estimates of the flow from before the well's riser pipe was sheared, ranging from 12,600 to 50,000 barrels a day. Initial estimates of the flow were 5,000 barrels of oil a day.

BP is working to capture part of the oil flow, though containment efforts were halted earlier this afternoon due to a ship fire.

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