Tuesday, June 08, 2010

BP Acting Like Three Stooges -- Why Not Learn From Them, Too?

For weeks BP and the White House had confidently told the American public that the oil spewing out of the busted wellbore from the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig was 5,000 barrels per day (210,000 gallons). An internal BP document, dated April 27, showed that number to be misleading. Rep. Ed Markey said at a House Natural Resources Committee meeting on May 26 that BP scientists actually thought the leak to be upwards of 14,000 bpd. Outside analysts estimate the daily spill rate could be much higher — up to 95,000 barrels, or nearly 4 million gallons!

"If at first you don't succeed, keep on suckin' til ya do suck seed!" ~ Curly

Is President Obama just "a victim of coicumstance?" With his poll numbers sinking — and no tangible evidence that BP is even close to plugging the spill — the Obama administration has turned to friends in Hollywood for help. Word has leaked that Avatar director James Cameron is now consulting with U.S. officials on possible solutions to the spill.

Instead of Cameron, maybe its time to call in Moe, Larry, and Curly: “At yer service, day or night, we do the job and do it right...”

Editor David J Phillips does not hold a financial interest in any stocks mentioned in this article. The 10Q Detective has a Full Disclosure Policy.

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