Math mistake bypassed

Numbers of tankers and barrels of oil don't add up

Your front page on oil spills while interesting contains an awful mistake by the Kinder Morgan speaker and, apparently, not noted by any one. As reported increased pipeline capacity to Burnaby will go from 300,000 barrels of oil to 900,000 per day; an increase of three times. Yet the number of tankers transporting the stuff in the article goes from five to 34; an increase of nearly seven times.

Did no one attending not speak up about this wild discrepancy of simple math?

What happened to the Sooke News Mirror reporter and /or it’s editorial staff in not noticing the error?

This sort of article –while important-shoots itself in the foot by reporting such silliness.

Fred Whittaker

Sooke