I see there is a thread about the oil leak, but it seems to be debating people rather than events. Is this leak serious or a storm in a tea cup? Best case scenario seems to be 1billion dollar bill for cleanup. Embarassment all round. Worst case, BP goes bankrupt. oil just goes on flowing. For years. destruction of all coastal industries in the area. Total ban on offshore drilling, resulting in worse oil shortages for the US in 10 years time. UK economy gets a good chunk of the pain since uk holdings in BP are wiped out and UK loses 40bn a year in income? So where are we on this scale?