By now, we know the chemistry of the new BP oil spill: It was the worst ever.
But as this story is being told, we don’t know if the BP oil was actually spilled at all, or whether it was simply mixed with other BP oil in the gulf.
And the question is what happens when the oil is washed up on the beaches of Florida.
So, let’s get this straight.
BP said that it didn’t spill oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
That’s not what they said at all.
They said that the spill happened on the shoreline of the Gulf, on the Florida Keys, and in the Gulf itself.
Now, you could read this story in the newspapers today, and read that BP’s Gulf spill is the worst yet.
So what’s the problem?
Well, let me explain.
The story goes that BP had a massive spill in its Gulf of the Carpenters plant in Louisiana in 2007.
A few days after the spill, the US Navy was called in to clean up the spill.
The Navy had to work very hard to scrub the Gulf.
They used heavy equipment to scrub off all the oily bits of oil that had accumulated there.
The problem was that the oily stuff got all over the Navy’s equipment.
So they had to put a lot of equipment back together, including a huge crane to get rid of the oily parts.
BP also had to replace some of its tanks.
Then they had a big cleaning operation.
And now, let us say BP had spilled oil into Florida.
It was a very bad spill, and BP had to deal with the damage to their facilities, equipment, and the spill itself.
Now, BP did say that they had spilled about 5.5 million barrels of oil into shallow waters off the Florida coast.
That was the same number as the spill into the gulf and the equivalent of about a million barrels a day.
BP says that they spilled 5.3 million barrels into the Florida Gulf.
But let’s take that number at face value, since we don: 5.6 million barrels is about 1/6th the number of barrels that BP claims spilled into the Louisiana gulf.
So let’s multiply that by the 1.3 billion barrels BP says it spilled into Florida, to get the actual number.
And then let’s assume that BP made the error of mixing the spilled BP oil with other oil in its facility.
Now the actual oil they spilled into shallow water off the Louisiana coast was just 0.3 percent of the total amount that BP says spilled into a very large, extremely large, very big, very heavy ocean.
So we have a problem with the spill story.
The fact is that BP is telling the truth.
It is saying that they did spill 5.1 million barrels, and that is a fraction of what BP says they spilled.
But that is still a lot.
So what does this mean?
Let me give you two other possibilities.
First, let we say that the Gulf oil that was spilled was actually not oil at all; it was a mixture of oil and sand, or a combination of oil, sand, and oil.
But if BP was mixing the oil and the sand, that is obviously an error.
So, let, say, BP is saying they spilled the oil into deep water.
Then what would happen?
What would happen is that the mix would be much less than the 5.2 million barrels that they said they spilled in Louisiana.
If the oil in that mix was just sand, it would be a mixture that would only contain about 1 percent of what was spilled in the Louisiana Gulf.
And that is not even enough oil to spill.
Now let’s say that BP has a new synthetic-oil oil that is just like the BP spill.
This is the first synthetic-olive oil that BP ever makes.
And if they mix it with their old BP oil, then the oil that the BP spread into shallow sea would be just 1.5 percent of that original BP spill, which is less than what BP actually spilled into deep waters.
So this is a problem.
But this is also the problem with BP’s story: They are telling the facts, and they are telling it in a way that makes the spill seem like a success.
The oil in their new oil is not as oily as the old BP spill; it is a blend of sand and oil, and there is not enough oil in it to spill into deep seas.
The amount of oil in this new oil would not make it more likely that BP would be found liable for damages.
The problem with all of this is that there are two competing theories of what happened in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In one theory, BP and its subcontractors were responsible for the spill because they are the only ones who can make oil.
In this theory, the Gulf spill was the fault of BP and BP subcontractors, not BP itself.
In other words, BP’s spill was