My world is turned upside down. Shepard Smith rips BP a new one—at Fox News! And this comment by BP CEO Tony Hayward will go down in history along with “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job” and “Mission accomplished”:
“The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.”
Let’s see. The volume of the Gulf of Mexico is 642 trillion gallons. I guess we shouldn’t get seriously worried unless the volume of oil leaking from Deepwater Horizon is, say, 0.1% of that every year. That’s 40 million barrels of oil per day. NO WORRIES—we’re nowhere near that!