The only reason oil is coming up the well casing is because there is gas pressure from below. If the gas in the well diminishes, then the oil flow will decrease or possibly stop. Remember, there is 1 mile of ocean water pushing down on the well opening. So far, the upward pressure is greater. But if they equalize, then flow stops.
Yep....after 200 million barrels spill into the Gulf. If this well runs dry in the Gulf it would be catastrophic...as in a mass kill of sealife and ruined US beaches for our lifetimes and our childrens.
"s in a mass kill of sealife and ruined US beaches for our lifetimes and our childrens."
Make that for our lifetimes and FOREVER...
It won't take 24 more years of oil leak..We are almost there already.
More oil won't hurt much more. You can only kill fish once.