BP Oil Spill Update: A Whale Skimmer ArrivedSubmited By Anam Khan
BP Oil Spill Update: A Whale Skimmer Arrived
BP Oil Spill Update: A Whale Skimmer Already Arrive-The latest BP Oil spill update now places the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the worst oil spill in history on record. The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be hundreds of miles away from Richmond, but some local station owners felt a slight impact from the beginning. Still a big problem, the BP Oil Spill recovery still create a big effort and about to get a big helping hand among private sectors and government.
BP has lost more than $100 billion in market value since the deep-water drilling platform it was operating blew up April 20, killing 11 workers. This pertains to accidental oil spills that had happened and excluded the deliberate oil spill made by Iraqi troops during their Kuwait invasion.A massive cleanup is already being done in order to save Wildlife in the area and avoid further damage. A Taiwanese supertanker had just arrived to begin preliminary efforts to skim oil in the Gulf of Mexico, July 2. However strong winds and rough seas are making the skimming effort more difficult than expected. Such condition in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to remain for the days to come.
35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil per day has been gushing out of the Deepwater Horizon ruptured oil well since April 22. The BP containment cap procedure had already captured about 557,000 barrels of oil and a third vessel should have been deployed but the sea conditions prevents it at the moment. The third vessel is seen to increase the capture capacity to 53,000 barrels a day.
As of today experts estimates that around 1.9 to 3.6 million barrels (79.5 to 153 million gallons) of oil has leaked to the Gulf of Mexico. This numbers had already surpassed the 1979 Ixtoc blowout. That blowout took nine months to cap and dumped an estimated 3.3 million barrels (140,000 million gallons) into in the Gulf of Mexico.