Yes, that water is under pressure from the city's water towers and pump stations, but the Deepwater Horizon field is also under pressure, as this video shows:
So if that broken 20" pipe is blasting out say, 1,000 gallons per minute, times 60, times 24, that's about 1.4 MILLION GALLONS of oil per day being pumped into the Gulf.
And if it's blasting out 5 times that amount, for the last 26 days well, you do the math.
Is this the end of the world predicted by the Mayans to happen in December 2012?
If so, that will really bum out the bankster gangsters who are not thru looting the world of all its wealth.
Too bad, really. This was starting to get interesting.
Wonder how long it will be before they 'find' a copy of the Koran on the Gulf floor near the ruptured pipe or the dead man, Bin Laden returns, courtesy of Rita Katz to laugh at America's predicament?
Postscript: Here's a nightmare scenario to ponder:
What if all that blackened, oily gunk that's floating on or near the surface of the Gulf turns that body of water into one giant heat sink, which in turn makes the 'Mother of all Hurricanes' this Summer?
Like Hurricane Ike, but only bigger, that made landfall in Texas, then went on a tear up thru parts of the Midwest, finally exhausting itself in New York state?
The upside could possible be that the hurricane would uplift billions of tons of oil corrupted water and drop that slimy gunk all over the southern, central and eastern United States.
At least a lot of that slop would be out of the Gulf.
And here's what the 'Empire's Papers of Records, the NYT and Wapo, both no strangers to oiling up the MSM, have to say about this disaster:
Even as these findings came out, BP, the US government, and the media have continued to downplay the significance of the spill. There have been a continual series of editorials and news stories published seeking to quiet public outrage over the event. Among the most egregious was a May 3 New York Times analysis titled, “Gulf Oil Spill Is Bad, but How Bad?” The latest effort comes from an article in the Washington Post, which seeks to paint the spill in harmony with nature.
After noting the significant quantities of oil leaked “naturally” into the Gulf of Mexico, the article ends by bizarrely hinting that the oil spill has an upside: coral will grow on the sunken rig. “Less than a mile from the uncapped well, now upside down, is the hulk of the Deepwater Horizon rig. It is now, in effect, an artificial reef, destined to become another garden of the deep.”>
Hear that all you dead birds, fishes and other ocean inhabitants?
This spill was done for your benefit!