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New Estimate for an Oil Leak: A Thousand Times Worse Than Rig Owner Says

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“A new federal study has found that an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that began 14 years ago has been releasing as much as 4,500 gallons a day, not three or four gallons a day as the rig owner has claimed.”

New Estimate for an Oil Leak: A Thousand Times Worse Than Rig Owner Says

The leak, about 12 miles off the Louisiana coast, has been releasing oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when a bundle of undersea pipes ruptured.

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