Tuesday, June 01, 2010

BP Denies Subsurface Oil Plumes

BP must sense it's facing a fight for its very survival. How else to explain the company's curious campaign of denial and deception about the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster?

The oil company's CEO, Tony Hayward (make that "Haywire"), has become notable for his off the wall remarks such as, "The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume." Yes, Mrs. Lincoln, but other than that, how did you like the play?

Hayward is now denying the reported presence of massive, subsurface oil plumes said to be spreading through the well area. That's a tough sell for those of us who've seen video of the plumes and watched Phillipe Cousteau swim through the murk.

Hayward claims that all the oil disgorged by the well is on the surface. I suspect what he's really saying is that all the oil for which BP can be fined is on the surface. Every barrel it can treat to sink is a freebie.
For a fun look at Tony Haywire, check this out: http://twitpic.com/1pck5t

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