Saturday, June 05, 2010

Elusive Upper Bound

CBS News reported the government and BP's attempts to minimize estimates of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. This didn't make the Interior Department original release:

Government scientists projected a minimum of 12,000 to 25,000 barrels a day believed to be leaking from the well. The upper end of the range, a maximum, hasn't yet been released.

BP CEO Tony Hayward suggested an upper bound of 60,000 barrels a day. "Wayward Hayward" would cite the low end of any range. Might the upper end be 125,000 barrels a day? So far, the government isn't saying.

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