Posted April 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized
Last week’s oil spill from an Indiana refinery into Lake Michigan looks to be larger than initially estimated.
From the Chicago Tribune:
“More oil than previously thought may have leaked into Lake Michigan this week from BP Plc’s Indiana refinery, the company said on Thursday, after two U.S. Senators requested a meeting with the British oil major.The request from Senators Mark Kirk, a Republican and Dick Durbin, a Democrat, both from Illinois, came before BP issued its estimate that between 15 and 39 barrels of oil had spilled – more than an earlier assessment that nine to 18 barrels leaked on Monday.The Senators asked for details on the spill’s cause, an analysis of the impact of the 405,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Whiting refinery’s production increase, and information on what is being done to prevent future spills.”
Read the complete story at the link above and the initial report here.