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Top Kill Tells Us Gulf Leak Flow Rate-- 86,000 Barrels A day

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To implement the top kill of BP's Gulf well, BP had to determine what the flow of the oil was, and then push the mud in at a bit higher pressure. Now we know that the crude oil was coming out at 60 barrels per minute, so the mud had to be pumped in at 65 barrels per minute.
Doing the math, 65 x 60 minutes x 24 and you get 86,400 barrels per day.
That's assuming the top kill and the junk shot haven't caused additional leaks in the system.
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Using the above numbers, that means, after 40 days, 3, 456,000 barrels of oil, or 138 million gallons. Exon Valdes was about 12 million gallons.
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It is hard to believe that BP did not know that the rate was this high and harder to palate the idea that government scientists supported the clearly false estimates. One has to ask, Did Obama have a role in keeping the numbers so low or was he duped as well as the mainstream media. OpEdNews readers have been told from the beginning that those number were far too low.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity scheduled for release May 22, 2019

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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