BP raises estimate of Lake Michigan oil spill

BP raises its estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its Whiting refinery in Indiana to between 15 and 39 barrels of oil, or 630-1,638 gallons; the new figure is up from BP's initial estimate that 9-18 barrels entered the lake (earlier).

BP says its crews have recovered "the vast majority" of oil visible along the shoreline.

The two U.S. Senators from Illinois are requesting a meeting with BP, saying the spill "raises questions about the long-term safety and reliability of BP's new, expanded production" at Whiting.

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  • maudie
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    two U.S. Senators from Illinois smell campaign cash
    27 Mar 2014, 07:01 PM Reply Like
  • Ice Dog
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    Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk...both a couple of clowns representing a corrupt state. With all the problems in Illinois, they're seeking answers from a facility located in Indiana. And the Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel (need I say more?) is demanding answers as well.
    31 Mar 2014, 05:09 AM Reply Like
  • Maobama
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    And lawyers smell more lawsuits...
    27 Mar 2014, 07:02 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    With positive news from BP over the last few days, it was only a matter of time before this became Breaking News.


    Where is the Breaking News about the Port of Houston being closed following a non-BP spill?


    Just another shot at BP, who was upgraded today by BofA/Merrill.
    27 Mar 2014, 07:06 PM Reply Like
  • Manitobatex
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    Markets are down lkately so what else but to go the the cash cow...BP
    27 Mar 2014, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    This company is run by morons. They should be shutdown and thrown out of our country.
    28 Mar 2014, 01:07 AM Reply Like
  • George Kolar
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    The article only gave the number of barrels and gallons of oil spilled. I'm really surprised they didn't include the number of quarts spilled or perhaps pints, half pints, cups, tablespoons and teaspoons. I mean after all it is BP. For starters they should be made to set aside at least 5 billion dollars. Everyone within a 1000 miles will should have the opportunity to file a law suit for damages to their respective businesses.
    28 Mar 2014, 05:51 AM Reply Like
  • JD in NJ
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    Use METRIC, MAN! Do you know how many picograms of oil this monster has released?
    28 Mar 2014, 07:37 AM Reply Like
  • thenoffya
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    28 Mar 2014, 01:11 PM Reply Like
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