Here’s a crazy break down of daily/weekly cost so far. Click HERE for the full story. If masses of us have not started to boycott BP by now, well shame on us all!!! Peep these crazy figures below…
The cleanup’s grand total
- $1.25 billion
- BP’s overall bill, so far, for containment and cleanup efforts
BP’s average daily expenditure on the oil spill, according to company estimates
the true daily rate some analysts say it may be paying, thanks to rising costs
The line item breakdown
|plugging the leak||
Cost to drill two relief wells to intercept and isolate the leaking well.
|paying the states||
Grants made to Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, according to BP, which include money for general assistance as aid for the states’ flagging tourist industries.
|covering lost wages||
Amount earmarked for compensation claims due to loss of income caused by the spill, according to BP. The company has paid out $40 million in such claims so far.
BP’s tab for the Coast Guard’s services, which are costing an average of $1,533,333 per day.
The running bill to engage the boats involved in containing the spill. Here’s how that total breaks down:
Cost to rent 16 remote-operated vehicles that have been at the center of BP’s effort. Daily packages, including two ROVs, a crew and a ship from which to operate, can run upwards of $90,000.
Estimated amount BP has spent on the 50 to 60 light planes and helicopters it has been flying over affected areas to spot oil, spray dispersant and guide boats in placing boom. The total here does not take into account BP’s prior contracts with aircraft companies and uses local rental rates (which range from $300 to $1,700 per hour) for five-hour workdays.
Compensation for cleanup crews. BP has 20,000 people deployed, some paid and some volunteers. This figure assumes half of the workers are collecting a pay check for eight-hour workdays.