How Much Oil is Really Leaking into the Gulf?

At first they said NO oil was leaking, cialis then they said 1,000 barrels/day, next thing you know estimates were as high as 100,000 barre/day. Thanks to the Huffington Post, lets take a leak at a time line of estimates.

None (April 22)

BP and the U.S. Coast Guard originally said there was no evidence of oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon well after the rig exploded and sank

1,000 barrels a day (April 24)

Initial leak estimate reported by BP and the Coast Guard

5,000 barrels a day (April 28)

Revised Coast Guard estimate (originally disputed by BP, which claimed the number was lower)


60,000 barrels a day (May 5)

What BP told Congress would be a worst-case scenario for the amount of oil spewing from the seafloor

70,000 barrels a day (May 14)

Estimate from Purdue University engineering professor Steve Wereley based on independent analysis of video of the undersea leak

100,000 barrels a day (May 21)

Upper limit of flow estimate from four independent scientists, including Wereley, in a New York Times op-ed

12,000 to 19,000 barrels a day (May 27)

First estimate from a government-appointed team of scientists called the Flow Rate Technical Group

25,000 barrels a day (May 27)

Alternative estimate suggested by a subgroup of the Flow Rate Technical Group

25,000 to 30,000 barrels a day (June 10)

Latest estimate from the Flow Rate Technical Group, based on new data from the leak

250,000 barrels total (1989)

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