Charted: How much oil was captured of the new estimated totals?

The new official estimate range for oil flowing from the Gulf of Mexico Macondo well is 25,000 – 30,000 barrels per day, but Marcia McNutt, director of the US Geological Survey, said the range from the plume modelling team could be as high as 40,000 or as low as 20,000.

So, taking those two extremes, how do the first six days of oil captured with the lower marine riser pump (LMRP) containment cap compare to both the high and low estimates?

At the low estimate, it looks pretty good:

Oil captured, compared to low flow estimate (FT Energy Source)

Oil captured, compared to low flow estimate (FT Energy Source)

And on the high estimate, not so good:

Oil captured compared to 40,000 flow rate (FT Energy Source)

Oil captured compared to 40,000 flow rate (FT Energy Source)

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