President told the BP Blowout “could be leaking 160,000 barrels of oil a day”

SPECIAL REPORT-Plumes, politics and the sultan of spill, Reuters, July 22, 2010

The Coast Guard's response to the disaster started immediately after the explosion, and the rest of the administration followed shortly thereafter. ...

Advisers told Obama that in a worst case scenario the well could be leaking 160,000 barrels of oil a day, Axelrod said. That contrasted dramatically with the 1,000-5,000 barrels a day estimate that was the prevailing projection in the disaster's initial days.

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