Saturday, December 04, 2010
BP Lawyers Dispute Gulf Accident Oil Flow Rate
The estimates are being made by the Energy Department and an inter-agency group. BP believes the estimate is biased toward the maximum amount of oil that could have been discharged, rather than the amount of oil most likely to have been discharged. BP asserts that government and other academic experts did not properly take into account factors such as temperature differences, the amount of natural gas mixed in, and partial blockages from bent pipes, partial closure of the blowout preventer and from debris.
Wash Post, 12/4/2010)