BP, when describing the flow rate of escaping oil for purposes of arranging an appropriate response to a disastrous leak, underestimated the volume by approximately 98 percent?
Cynics might associate that incredibly poor calculation with BP's expectation it would be ordered to pay a by-the-barrel fine.
Profit motive appears to trump honesty as well as safety in BP's corporate culture.
How many months make a trend?
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