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(Washington Post)   One million gallons of oil a day have been spewing into the Gulf since May, 5-6 times the size of the Exxon Valdez   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2010-06-10 04:30:13 PM  
WOW I HAD NO IDEA ABOUT THIS THANKS FOR THE NEWS FLASH
 
2010-06-10 04:30:17 PM  
And why are gas prices going down???
 
2010-06-10 04:30:51 PM  
This? This is what is considered farkworthy?
 
2010-06-10 04:30:55 PM  

apintofpinto: And why are gas prices going down???


Supply and demand? Heh.
 
2010-06-10 04:31:08 PM  

apintofpinto: And why are gas prices going down???


Because thinking the price of gas is subject to supply and demand is bullshiat?
 
2010-06-10 04:31:09 PM  
Drill baby drill!
 
2010-06-10 04:31:22 PM  
Let's get it out of the way now. "I blame Bush"
 
j68
2010-06-10 04:32:07 PM  
I'm in Michigan, our water and coastline are fine. Sucks to be you.
 
2010-06-10 04:32:11 PM  

apintofpinto: And why are gas prices going down???


Because the industry knows better than to hit people in the wallet.

/Supply and demand is for wimps
 
2010-06-10 04:32:16 PM  
They really should try to fix that you know...
 
2010-06-10 04:32:28 PM  
Somewhere, a drunken sea captain is feeling all dejected as his record gets bested by another.
 
2010-06-10 04:32:40 PM  
I blame BParry Halliburton Sunoco Oilbama
 
2010-06-10 04:32:48 PM  
I blame the dinosaurs and prehistoric plants.
 
2010-06-10 04:32:51 PM  
The trouble will come when it hits the anus.
 
2010-06-10 04:33:34 PM  
a private industry's failure to observe safety regulations and lack of an emergency plan means this is clearly Obama's Hurricane Katrina, except that Bush in no way mishandled Katrina, but seriously, this is Obama's Hurricane Katrina.

But Bush did not bungle the response to Hurricane Katrina. But for real though, this is Obama's Hurricane Katrina.
 
2010-06-10 04:33:49 PM  

vernonFL: I blame BParry Halliburton Sunoco Oilbama


Nice.
 
2010-06-10 04:33:49 PM  
TFA: ...with 15,800 barrels siphoned to a ship at the surface on Wednesday.

I am in awe that we aren't raising more of a stink over this number. It's three times the number BP claimed was flowing out of the well, and yet they now say it's only about 60% of the total. Those kinds of numbers aren't "estimates"; they're "bullshiat". Somebody just made up a number and went with it.
 
2010-06-10 04:33:57 PM  
"Is the salt water in BP gas bad for my engine?"

Lol
 
2010-06-10 04:33:59 PM  
Just coming from th business tab... (new window)

I wonder just how much shiat is going to hit the fan
 
2010-06-10 04:34:50 PM  
DOUBLE HEADLINE FAIL.

It's 1.3 million to 1.5 million barrels TOTA, not per day.


Both the Fark headline and the headline of the article are completely wrong.

Article Headline: "Study: Well most likely spewing more than 1M gallons of oil a day"

First pararaph of the article: "The Deepwater Horizon well has most likely spewed 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day"
 
2010-06-10 04:35:21 PM  

georgeyporgey: Let's get it out of the way now. "I blame Bush"


Well he DID castrate the regulations to the point where it was perfectly legalish for BP to cut corners for the sake of saving a few bucks, and he hired regulators who were literally sleeping with the oil barons.
 
2010-06-10 04:35:28 PM  
I'm making so much money off this, I may retire early!
 
2010-06-10 04:35:33 PM  
sustainabilityninja.comView Full Size



Obama/Biden 2012

 
2010-06-10 04:35:41 PM  
I wish they'd quit switching units between barrels and gallons, I hate having to read something twice to understand it correctly.
 
2010-06-10 04:35:50 PM  
[OBVIOUS] broken?
 
2010-06-10 04:36:08 PM  
The video feeds are amazing. This (new window) is a great page that shows a screen-cap of each of the 14 ROVs that is updated once per minute. If you click on any cap, it gives you the live stream from that ROV.

Also, there's a decent on-going discussion about the live-feeds here: Doomers (new window)

And really good in-depth information here: The Oil Drum (new window)

Generally, the info on those pages makes its way to the mainstream media bout 24-48 hours later.
 
2010-06-10 04:36:16 PM  
Pretty soon, we'll call it the Gulf of Texaco.
 
2010-06-10 04:36:30 PM  
Headline: Well most likely spewing more than 1M gallons of oil a day
TFA: Deepwater Horizon well has most likely spewed 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day
TFA: The new estimate suggests that, if the flow has been more or less consistent since the April 20 blowout, approximately 1.3 million to 1.5 million barrels


/misleading headline is misleading
//plug the farking leak already
 
2010-06-10 04:36:36 PM  

j68: I'm in Michigan, our water and coastline are fine. Sucks to be you.


Nothing in Michigan is "fine."
 
2010-06-10 04:36:56 PM  
fark. I really don't want to move to Miami.
 
2010-06-10 04:37:05 PM  
Damn...I should have invested in the commodities market...more specificially....stone crab.

/Looking good, Billy Ray!
//Feeling good, Louis!
 
2010-06-10 04:37:16 PM  

star_topology: Pretty soon, we'll call it the Gulf of Texaco.


Is Texaco even a thing anymore? I haven't seen one in years.
 
2010-06-10 04:37:20 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: DOUBLE HEADLINE FAIL.

It's 1.3 million to 1.5 million barrels TOTA, not per day.


Both the Fark headline and the headline of the article are completely wrong.

Article Headline: "Study: Well most likely spewing more than 1M gallons of oil a day"

First pararaph of the article: "The Deepwater Horizon well has most likely spewed 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day"


30,000 barrels is 930,000 gallons. Pretty close to a million if you ask me.
 
2010-06-10 04:37:36 PM  
This is an attack by the british, we should be responding with ICBMs but libtards are too much of paintywaists to do what needs to be done.
 
2010-06-10 04:37:39 PM  
Whooptee do
 
2010-06-10 04:37:50 PM  
The Deepwater Horizon well has most likely spewed 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day, more than previously estimated, according to one of several teams of scientists

Scientists? FARK YOU SUBBY! I'll get the real numbers from Real Americans (R) and The Most Trusted Name in News thank you very much. Screw your Libtard Scientists that are in the boat for yoru love child Obamby!
 
2010-06-10 04:37:58 PM  
It's worse than we expected? I blame Obama.
 
2010-06-10 04:37:59 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: DOUBLE HEADLINE FAIL.

It's 1.3 million to 1.5 million barrels TOTA, not per day.


Both the Fark headline and the headline of the article are completely wrong.

Article Headline: "Study: Well most likely spewing more than 1M gallons of oil a day"

First pararaph of the article: "The Deepwater Horizon well has most likely spewed 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day"


Barrel != Gallon. Learn to read.

Of course the media needs to DIA for conviniently switching units depending on what message they want to send. Reporting the facts without too much bias? God forbid.
 
2010-06-10 04:38:09 PM  
OMG A NEW TEAM HAS YET ANOTHER OF DOZENS OF ESTIMATES OF THE FLOW RATE!!!
 
2010-06-10 04:38:11 PM  
Time to bust out the ShamWoWs.
 
2010-06-10 04:38:12 PM  

wmoonfox: TFA: ...with 15,800 barrels siphoned to a ship at the surface on Wednesday.

I am in awe that we aren't raising more of a stink over this number. It's three times the number BP claimed was flowing out of the well, and yet they now say it's only about 60% of the total. Those kinds of numbers aren't "estimates"; they're "bullshiat". Somebody just made up a number and went with it.


They did recently claim that the failed top kill actually cleaned the inside and is allowing more oil to flow, and combined with a much less restricted flow since they cut the pipe, is where you get the amount of barrels per day.

How much methane was flowing though as well? It's not always oil spilling out.
 
2010-06-10 04:38:35 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: DOUBLE HEADLINE FAIL.

It's 1.3 million to 1.5 million barrels TOTA, not per day.


Both the Fark headline and the headline of the article are completely wrong.

Article Headline: "Study: Well most likely spewing more than 1M gallons of oil a day"

First pararaph of the article: "The Deepwater Horizon well has most likely spewed 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day"


please tell me you aren't that stupid
 
2010-06-10 04:38:51 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: It's 1.3 million to 1.5 million barrels TOTA, not per day.


did i read something incorrectly? isn't 25,000 barrels equal to about a million gallons? checked just now and it's 42 gallons per barrel.
 
2010-06-10 04:39:15 PM  
wmoonfox 2010-06-10 04:33:49 PM TFA: ...with 15,800 barrels siphoned to a ship at the surface on Wednesday. I am in awe that we aren't raising more of a stink over this number. It's three times the number BP claimed was flowing out of the well, and yet they now say it's only about 60% of the total. Those kinds of numbers aren't "estimates"; they're "bullshiat". Somebody just made up a number and went with it.
---------------------------------------------

It's absolutely impossible to figure it out. When there's absolutely zero light and someone BLACK is pouring out... all you can really do is guess.

The media has been its usual ZOMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE and always prints the worst-case scenarios while BP has been purposefully saying the best-case scenarios.

Both sides are dickwads and it's pissing me off. The reality is somewhere in the middle.
 
2010-06-10 04:39:21 PM  

Bocanegra: Obama/Biden 2012


Somehow, I don't think dirty politics are going to win the day if you guys end up running Palin.
 
2010-06-10 04:39:30 PM  
It'll evaporate naturally.
 
2010-06-10 04:39:46 PM  
1 bbl = 42 US Gal

~ 25,000 bbl/day = ~ 1 million gallons.

Misleading headline isn't misleading after all.

//plug the farking leak already
 
2010-06-10 04:40:16 PM  

star_topology: Pretty soon, we'll call it the Gulf of Texaco.



I LOL'd.
 
2010-06-10 04:40:16 PM  
Why doesn't obama just plug the leak with his long form?
 
2010-06-10 04:40:19 PM  

shower_in_my_socks:

Article Headline: "Study: Well most likely spewing more than 1M gallons of oil a day"

First pararaph of the article: "The Deepwater Horizon well has most likely spewed 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day"


Either I'm missing the joke, or... yeah.
 
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