BP Gulf Response June 9
Subsea operational update: • For the last 12 hours on June 8th (noon to midnight), approximately 7,160 barrels of oil were collected and 13.9 million cubic feet of natural gas were flared. • On June 8th, a total of approximately 15,000 barrels of oil were collected and 29.4 million cubic feet of natural gas were flared. • Total oil collected in the last four days since the containment system was implemented is approximately 57,500 barrels. • The Massachusetts began lightering this morning and should finish early morning tomorrow (lightering is a process of transferring crude oil between vessels, in this case, Enterprise to Massachusetts). • Operations were stable with the exception of a short period, around 2pm, when the Enterprise rotated to set up for lightering necessitating a reduction in choke setting and collected volumes. • The next update will be provided at 5:30pm CDT on June 9, 2010.
Updated June 9 at 9:00am CDT / 3:00pm BST
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