BP Executive Says “Majority” Of The Oil Leaking Into The Gulf Is Being Captured

- By Bossip Staff

A containment cap fitted onto a leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico is capturing 10,000 barrels of oil per day, BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward said Sunday.

Hayward, the subject of speculation that he may be forced out of his position due to the political fallout from the environmental disaster, also told the BBC that he had strong support from BP’s board.

“The containment cap is producing around 10,000 barrels of oil a day to the surface which is being processed on the surface,” he said. Asked what proportion that represented of the total oil leaking, Hayward said: “At the moment it’s difficult to say but we would expect it to be the majority, probably the vast majority of the oil.”

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Saturday that after its first full day of work, the cap placed on the gusher near the sea floor trapped about 252,000 gallons of oil, which is somewhere between a quarter to half of the oil flowing from the well, according to government estimates. “We are going to stop the leak, we are going to clean up the oil, we’re going to remediate any environmental damage and we are going to return the Gulf coast to the position it was in prior to this event,” Hayward said. “That is an absolute commitment. We will be there long after the media has gone making good on our promises.”

The oil has steadily spread east, washing up in greater quantities in recent days.

Government officials estimate that roughly 22 million to 48 million gallons have leaked into the Gulf since the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers.

F*ck BP, they need to fix this mess they’ve made ASAP.

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  • synamen

    This picture is so sad.

  • atlieness

    What I want to know is what 48 million gallons of oil amounts to in $$$

  • Aimee

    This is devastating. I care barely look at that picture, it makes me want to cry. They way we treat this planet and what we are leaving for our future generations is abominable.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Like I typed last week, The Obama Administration should’ve given BP a strict timeframe to stop that leak, and in the advent BP couldn’t, then they (The O.A.) would step in with the proper resources to supervise the clean up and stopping the leak. The response thus far has been inept across the board! Obama should’ve brought in the Navy, who has submersibles that’s equipped to properly a$$e$$ the problem firsthand and then proceed to either cap it or set off some explosives to cave in the leak, while the coast guard can supervise the clean up. This all shoul’ve been done after (at least) a week and a half of the accident. Now we have four coast in immediate danger of being a$$aulted with a deluge of oil slicks, due to a lack of proactive thinking and basic common sense.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Ooops! *AFTER THE ACCIDENT*

  • AHHHHHHHHHHHHSHADDAAAP!!!!

    That picture is absolutely devastating. I hate to see animals suffer due to no fault of their own.

  • AHHHHHHHHHHHHSHADDAAAP!!!!

    Marquis, kudos once again for being the voice of reason. I agree with everything you said.

  • Delight23

    why again should federal dollars and resources be the primary source for cleaning up this shyt??

    people screaming govt is not doing enough (agree a true smackdown on BPs lying azz is needed) are often the same ones screaming the new admin is trying to turn us into socialists and needs to mind its business. less govt=good.

    yep deregulation is looking really great right about now.

  • Delight23

    @Aimee: CNN has a photo album that WILL make you cry.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Delight23

    Uhhh, trust, BP is footin’ the bill for this clusterf*ck…When all is said and done, you can pretty much count on no Christmas bonuses or profit bonuses for their exec’s in the near or forseeable future. 😆

  • big meech

    IT’S CLEAR THAT OBAMA HAS BP’S NUT.S ON HIS CHIN HE HE HAS ALLOWED THEM TO IMPOSE A NEWS BLOCKADE, REMAIN IN CHARGE OF THE CLEAN UP AFTER REPEATED FAILURES, AND ISNT MAKING ANY MOVES TO PROSECUTE THEM.

  • rene

    THANK YOU BRITTAN FOR BEING ON AMERICAS SIDE WHEN MOST EVERY COUNTRY REFUSED DURING THIS WAR. I AM SO SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND MANY PRAYERS ARE GOING UP ABOUT THIS. THE EARTH IS THE LORDS AND THE FULLNESS THERE OF. HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS NEW. I HOPE THE PEOPLE AND CREATURS HAVE THE MEANS TO SURVIVE THIS. LOUSIANNA PLEASE BE HEALED.

  • CeeCee

    I wonder where was the BACK-UP plan?!! With a project as large as this, there should have been an approval or notificcation of a back-up plan before the drilling even began years ago!! It should have never come to this where nothing was done immediately after the fire was put out, to stop the leaks!! Goes to show you, MONEY talks and Bull S—! walks!

  • CeeCee

    TO: Big Meech! You sound like a crazy fool! Know your facts before you talk crap!!! And guess WHO BP sent millions of funds to their campaign account?? McCain/Palin! Matter of fact, McCain/Palin had the highest amount of funds from BP! Now what?!!

  • Cloud

    It’s a shame what the animals have to experience. I dislike having to see these pictures everywhere, but it’s reality. I hope they can stop it soon.

  • CriticXtreme

    The damage is done. We’ll be feeling the results of this accident for years to come. This doesn’t include the health issues. BP did not test this setup when it was put in. No plan B or C. This is another reason there’s foreign use of oil.

  • Moreaces

    I cant even look at these images anymore, just to damn sad.

  • Moreaces

    Aimee
    6/6/10, 11:22:am

    This is devastating. I care barely look at that picture, it makes me want to cry. They way we treat this planet and what we are leaving for our future generations is abominable
    =======
    Exactly, one can only hope this is a wake up call, We truly need to be more respectful of the planet that gives us life.

  • THIS WAS ALL PLANNED HUMANS ACT WORST THAN ANIMALS.

    @GLOCK

    AGREE WITH YOU 100%

  • nosey person

    im from new orleans and when thay show live footage on the news…it really makes u sad and want to cry….BP WILL [PAY!!!!!!!!

  • Ayanna

    I’m over it. Barack Obama should go to hell. I can’t stand hypocrites.

  • XYZ

    This was deliberately done. Period.

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    that is a f@#kin shame to see those poor animals like that. i swear i will never shop BP again!!

  • drock

    This oil spill keeps bringing me back to the Book of Revelations.Prophetic isn’t it?

    A third of the sea turned into blood, 9a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
    A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

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