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BP Oil Spill – 62,000 Barrels of Oil in the Gulf a day

On Monday, the government reported that they had under estimated the amount of oil flowing from the well by about 10-12 times the amount. Imagine, an estimated 62,000 barrels of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico each and every single day. Although a temporary cap was placed on the well by BP 18 days ago, estimates are that 4.9 million barrels of oil surged into the gulf.

BP Oil Spill

In the interim, BP is set to begin the process of commencing a “static kill” on Tuesday. This is a process that forces down remaining gas and oil in the well by means of pumping in heavy drilling mud in order to cement the well close. This is a process that could last into Wednesday.

“We’ll just be slowly pumping the mud in initially and it will gradually build up pressure. We’ll be carefully monitoring the pressures and the volumes. The team will be looking and making sure we do everything to get this well killed, if at all possible.”

Get more of an update on the BP oil spill by reading this article by McClatchy writers Erika Bolstad and Lesley Clar . In their article, they disclose more information on other processes that BP has undergone in attempts to control environmental man made catastrophe as well as the affects it has had one way or another.

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