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BP Cap Is Catching ‘Vast Majority Of Oil’

From a distraught Agence France-Pressee:

BP cap catching ‘about 10,000 barrels a day’

Sun Jun 6, 2010

LONDON (AFP) – BP’s oil spill cap, designed to stop a huge leak from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, is currently catching around 10,000 barrels a day, its chief executive Tony Hayward told the BBC Sunday.

"As we speak, the containment cap is producing around 10,000 barrels of oil a day to the surface," Hayward said, adding that this was "probably the vast majority".

Huh. It seems like only yesterday that the oil drilling experts in our watchdog media were assuring us that the cap would only capture a tiny portion of the oil being leaked.

And that it would be August at the soonest before any real progress would be made.

He added that another system to try and contain the oil would be put in place over the next week and should be in place by next weekend.

An estimated 20 million gallons of crude has poured into the Gulf since the Deepwater Horizon sank on April 22, 50 miles (80 kilometres) off the southern US state of Louisiana.

The spill is the worst environmental disaster in US history.

Unless you count Ixtoc I, which also happened in the Gulf of Mexico and washed up on the US coast. But the media won’t count that, since it was done by the environmentally conscience Mexicans.

US authorities said Saturday that BP had captured 6,000 barrels in 24 hours. Estimates suggest up to 19,000 barrels a day could be spewing from the leaking well

Estimates from ‘environmentalists’ and other crazy types.

On the controversial issue of whether the firm would pay a dividend to investors this year, he said BP was "going to take care of all of our stakeholders" but stressed the decision would be taken by the board next month…

The nerve. We all know that those people who have invested in companies to help provide energy for our economy should be punished at every opportunity.

Hayward added that he himself had the "absolute intention of seeing this through to the end", despite criticisms of his handling of the affair.

Where is the pressure for Mr. Obama to step down?

After all, he is the man in charge.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, June 6th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “BP Cap Is Catching ‘Vast Majority Of Oil’”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    The spill is the worst environmental disaster in US history.

    No, it’s not:


    And further, as regards oil spills:


    This is assuming, of course, that the author means “in US history” that “since the US has been in existence”.

    Or, do they mean “specifically in the US”? Because…well, aside from the 11 dead when the rig blew up, no one has been killed as a result of contact with the oil.

    So, the piece is (intentionally) ambiguous, and intended to spark outrage and play on the (very short) memories of those who cannot remember what they just ate five minutes ago.

    • proreason says:

      Outrage is certainly selective.

      Where’s the outrage at the estimated 3,700 people who die every day from abortions in the US.

      We don’t seem to hear much about that.

      To the liberal brain, apparently, wild birds are more important (unless, of course, it’s windmills that are slaughtering them).

  2. proreason says:

    With all these numbers and switching from barrels to gallons, it’s almost like our Rulers don’t want us to know how much oil is leaking.

    And it’s almost like the boy king doesn’t really want to sop the stuff up.

    I guess he finds the pictures of the sea birds useful, for some reason.

    Gee, what could that reason be? What COULD it be?

    (ps: using the 20,000,000 gals since the leak started estimate, the leak volume is about 1/2 of an olympic swimming pool per day. That’s a lot, but it doesn’t sound like an amount that would be impossible to contain. Of course, to contain it, an effort would be required.)

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Which sounds like more?

      10,000 barrels a day or half a million gallons?

      Since half is “less than” 10,000, I’m still not sure what they’re trying to say.

      20 million gallons is 363,636 barrels. The US consumes around 9 million barrels a day. But 20 million is “higher than” 363,636.

      The leakage is 4% of our daily consumption, if the numbers I found on the internet are accurate.

      However, I do not diminish it’s impact on wildlife. Sure, it’s bad. A spill is never good. But the way this administration, specifically the boy who sits in the president’s chair, has politicized it, marks him clearly as a dictator wanna-be and his anger is showing quite clearly. He’s not a clear thinker…not by any stretch of the imagination. That “calm, cool” exterior is actually indifference because it’s easy to be calm when discussing things that don’t concern you or that you don’t care about.

      One thing’s for sure, with each passing day, it seems the press is getting a little less interested in giving him a pass and may, ultimately, turn on him. He treats the press like crap anyhow yet they still carry his water, although I’m seeing some leaks in the buckets here and there.

      But he’s got people angry over healthcare, then there’s Blago, and now Sestak, and the oil spill debacle. In his mind he’s thinking “Why are all these people hassling me? All I wanted to do was be dictator-for-life and now they’ve all messed it up. That’s not fair!!! I must punish them!”

      So yeah, he will lash out. You’ll hear some “tough talk” from the boy when he vents his misguided anger. I’ve said it all along….he’s angry…about something. But even he doesn’t know what. The same applies to a spoiled child who gets his way all the time….but when everything seemingly is fine, he’s still angry. Well, everything here is NOT fine, decidedly and he has a full plate…and perhaps that’s what makes him angry as it’s not full with anything of his own choosing and he’s being “forced to clean the garage”.

      Adolescents hate being told what to do.

  3. proreason says:

    I was doing some math with the leak as well. I think the 4% is accurate but unintentionally midleading.

    The total leak so far is about 4% of 1 day’s consumption (using your 9 million barrels a day discovery).

    But the leak rate is 1/45th of 4% of 1 day’s consumption, which isn’t as eye-popping as the 4% number.

    Another way to look at it is that we need about 1000 wells producing at the rate of this one to supply the oil we need.

    But hey, if you want an environmental catastrope of really epic proportion, block the use of oil completely. That will protect the wildlife for sure. Meanwhile, it would kill hundreds of thousands of people annually.

    Oh wait a minute, that’s the boy king’s agenda, isn’t it?

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Yes, we must stop the use of oil.

      Could be the only possible answer.

      Go back to 1850. But, there aren’t enough horses, and steam trains that burn wood are rare….and coal is right out. Perhaps….solar steam trains. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

      Well, if only there was a better idea. <> just gonna have to wait to see what our omniscient, highly-educated leaders decide for us. I eagerly await their guidance and won’t move until they tell me to.


    • Chinnubie says:

      Hundreds of thousands aren’t enough there would be millions dying annually if oil were no longer used in our world!! Your right though the animals would be saved from any oil in their feathers. Society as we know it would no longer function and totally anarchy would insue. Same thing if electricity ceased to exist back to the stone age but, I truly believe that’s where the “environmentalist wackos” want to eventually lead this planet. I think that’s why they admire the middle east so much those people are still living in the 7th century.

      Funny though, could you imagine what a Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid would do if this country were turned back into 1800?? No cars, no planes, lack of horses and I mean they would up & die, all the while wondering why this happened??

    • jobeth says:

      Rusty and Chinnubie…No problem for the little tyrants.

      There will always be just enough oil, cars, planes, plastic, and other oil based products for them to live a comfy life.

      There just won’t be enough for YOU and me.

      Total power for them then. The end game is right there.

  4. Tater Salad says:

    The “Man in Charge” wants to kick some azz huh? Pathetic! Lets have some hearings and please leave the doors open ok Mr. President! Will you kick any of your Marxist appointees rearends? Pathetic! Obama says not to make excuses! How come he is still blaming Bush for everything then?


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