"Our big oil companies generate more than $6 billion dollars in cash flow every quarter or three months. That is $24 billion dollars in cash flow made in the last year and then $48 billion dollars cash flow generated every couple years. It takes at least two years to clean up a major oil spill. Should the private oil corporation face criminal charges for an oil spill it creates due to negligence or due to its ways it tries to create greater profits margins with less expenses every day? And, if there is a disaster caused by the corporation, is it ok to lie about it? The company that caused the largest oil disaster in history initially told everyone that they were losing 1,000 barrels of oil a day. I mean whom is to question anyone else’s work but do the simple math. There were hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil being lost in that water every day. Any oil company would need 50K to 60K barrels worth of oil to justify the $500,000 overhead cost it takes to run an oil rig every day. At an average of 70 dollars a barrel, that last oil company needed 45K barrels a day to justify working in the Gulf. They knew well before they set up that rig, about them drilling in the largest oil find in the history of this hemisphere estimated to have enough oil to fill 100 million barrels worth of oil."