BP Oil Leak Maybe Not So Bad

A 200 gallon British Petroleum oil spill discovered in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay caused price per gallon to rise past $76 Monday and threaten the shutdown of the nation’s largest oil field. However, BP officials intimated they’re looking into ways to conduct repairs and checks without disabling the entire operation.

Price at the pump has yet to react to the initial supply disrupt as stocks are “adequate” and the spacer isn’t due to impact for several weeks, LAT reported.

So for the time being, keep lighting those cigars with flaming barrels of crude.

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