They've been deliberately — and falsely — understating the volume since day one because they are aware of the $4,300/barrel EPA fine that they will be slapped with. It defies logic, though, that they thought the world would just take their word for it.
It defies the logic of everybody except British Petroleum. They're living (on the edge of financial ruin right now) in the classic corporate bubble. I'd bet serious money on Hayward's eventually being ousted, but ~ Too easy, no real fun in that kind of action. Might as well bet on where the sun's comin' up tomorrow.
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
Actually, BP wasn't extracting anything prior to the explosion. They had been in the process of capping the well so that a production rig could be brought in to replace the DWH and start actually pumping crude.
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