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BP To Resume Sucking

Gulf Gusher symbol George Altman of the Mobile Press-Register writes that Gulf oil well to remain sealed, but only temporarily.

BP is going to leave the well shut off until tomorrow afternoon, then it will connect up the lines to the surface to suck up more oil until those nasty bureaucrats make them seal the well permanently, which is unfair as there will still be profitable amounts of oil left in the ground. [/sarcasm]

BP intends to make as much money as possible from this well because the actual crude is the high priced light, sweet variety that is cheap to refine. After the austerity moves by the various G-20 nations put the global economy back in the tank, the oil won’t be worth much, so they want to sell it as soon as possible.


1 Badtux { 07.18.10 at 12:52 am }

BP is *resuming* sucking? To resume sucking, wouldn’t that require them to, like, not suck in the first place?

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin

2 Bryan { 07.18.10 at 2:38 pm }

Apparently that has changed overnight, and BP doesn’t want to start sucking again. I wonder if someone realized that if you start sucking up 50 to 80k barrels a day, it will point to the fact that that is how much has been coming out of the well, which won’t look good in court.