Siphon Is, As Siphon Does

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It’s as yet unclear just what proportion of the riser-end flow of the Gulf Gusher will be captured by the Riser Insertion Tube (aka siphon).  Certainly some, hopefully a lot, regretably not all. Perhaps BP will even deign to toss a few intoxicating data points to the rabble. There is tonight however, a very robust flow of PR.

Some current headlines describing the siphon insertion:

NYTimes.comBP Reports Some Success in Capturing Leaking Oil

CNN.comBP says tube successfully inserted back into Gulf leak

Washington Post.comBP installs insertion tube, begins siphoning oil

Nola.comMile-long tube finally draining oil from busted pipeline in Gulf of Mexico

Of course there is always ONE poopy-head:

BBC.comUS says BP move to curb oil leak ‘no solution’

Some dogs are less lap-able than others…

UPDATE, May 17, 2010: Teh StUpiD is in full manifested bloom on NPR, and the cable ‘news’ channels. With their breathless promotion the public-perceived efficacy of the siphon grows by the second. As for the massive skulk of the Gulf Blob, well that’s far awaaaay in the empty sea…


Written by nullsequence

May 17, 2010 at 4:44 am

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