I don’t get the feeling that this will go over very well at all. For a long time, heck, since the first day of the explosion, the prevailing thought has been that the oil companies sacrificed safety for money. That it’s been greed that caused the oil spill and if not for said greed, we never would have had to live through this nightmare.
We may have to rethink this logic.
To be sure, the amount of oil spilled into the Gulf is immense. To say that the well leaked is a disservice; it veritably gushed. Gushed to the tune of 62,000 barrels a day slowing to 53,000 a day as the oil in the reservoir diminished the internal pressure.
That is a lot of oil. A whole HELL of a lot of oil.
And we covered it. Boy did we cover it.