Monday, May 17, 2010

BP's Siphon Operating, Oil Nears Gulf Stream Loop Current

BP reported the siphon in the 21 inch pipe is funneling 42,000 gallons of crude oil a day into a ship hold. This is approximately 1/5 of the government and BP's estimate. It's 1/50th of other expert assessments.

BP's goal is to slowly ramp up to 1/2 of their estimate, 1/20th of experts'. The spill continues fouling the Gulf of Mexico, but could soon migrate to the Atlantic.

Computer models have oil inside or very near the Gulf Loop Current, which feeds the Gulf Stream. South Florida and the Keys could be impacted. The permanent fix is a relief well, months away.

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