Friday, June 25, 2010

BP Document - Spill Could be 100,000 Barrels a Day

An internal BP document suggest the oil spill may be much worse then than we currently think, by almost double.


Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey on Sunday released an internal BP document that shows the oil spill could spew 100,000 barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico, far more than has been estimated in public accounts.

The worst-case scenario is based on what would happen if the damaged wellhead were removed and not capped. The document showed a low-ball estimate of 55,000 barrels per day.

Click here to read the document.

Markey, who's been a vocal critic of the oil giant, said BP has been unscrupulous since the start of the crisis. 

"Right from the beginning, BP was either lying or grossly incompetent. First they said it was only 1,000. Then they said it was 5,000 barrels. Now we're up to 100,000 barrels," Markey said on NBC's "Meet the Press."


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