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  •  The coast guard is aboard the recovery ships (9+ / 0-)

    and the tankers have to offload in certified ports.

    Your post made me want to double check their figures from the DOE site. Their figures always gave me a niggling feeling.

    After checking here's what I found:

    For 24 hour period June 16

    Average "uncorrected oil rate" is around 13,000 bbl/d

    Yet the "uncorrected oil accumulation" went from
    161818.0 to 168576.1 which is only 6758  bbl/d

    Something fishy going on here.....

    •  Thanks! (3+ / 0-)
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      politik, Yasuragi, Claudius Bombarnac

      Thanks for double-checking. If you wouldn't mind, could you keep all of us informed of not only the changing data -- but ongoing conclusions that you are drawing from your continual checking (congruities/incongruities; nonfishiness/ fishiness)?

      •  I'll try and do a running spreadsheet (6+ / 0-)

        with a few formulas to compare and produce charts to show abnormalities.

        If anyone is interested and knows how to work with spreadsheets, the data can be found here:

        Data Summary from Deepwater Horizon

           * Data on Collection to the Surface - These files are the data describing the quantities of oil and gas recovered on the surface from the Riser Insertion Tube Tool and the Lower Marine Riser Package Top Hat #4.

               * Oil and Gas Recovery Data (.xls) (.ods)
               * Oil and Gas Flow Data (.xls) (.ods) Updated with data through 12:00 PM on June 16, 2010.

        They are read only but you can copy the data from rows/columns and plug that into a working spreadsheet to play with.

      •  Ooops - my bad - I'm going blind from watching (3+ / 0-)
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        gchaucer2, politik, Jaygar

        so much spew from Gertie.

        The data comes in 15 minute bites so there are tons and tons and tons of data to look at.

        They post the data at 12 PM so that was only 1/2 day of June 17's accumulation.

        Data looks good now.

        (Damn, I knew I shouldn't have removed my tinfoil hat.)

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