Taylor Energy MC20 well leak

NY Times reporting that NOAA believes a collapsed Taylor Energy platform has leaked considerably more oil than the company has reported.

New Estimate for an Oil Leak: A Thousand Times Worse Than Rig Owner Says

I also recommend the paper published by NOAA that is referenced and linked to in the NYT article. It’s incredibly interesting if you like that sort of thing.

An Integrated Assessment of Oil and Gas Release into the Marine Environment at the Former Taylor Energy MC20 Site

Interested to get some opinions or first hand knowledge on this.

How is it possible that Taylor Energy was allowed to under-report this for 14 years? Do you think the company was intentionally mieading authorities by under reporting?