The riser insertion tube that had reportedly been siphoning up to 5,000 barrels per day from the broken riser at the site of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and bringing it to surface vessels is reportedly producing declining amounts of oil over the last several days. A BP spokesman said on Sunday that the flow has been declining from the 5,000 barrels per day they were siphoning off three days ago. On Sunday, BP reportedly captured only 1,360 barrels of oil over the 24 hours to midnight Saturday.
0 by Timothy Hurst on May 23, 2010
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