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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Postby the croc » Sat May 08, 2010 5:34 pm

Oil from the wrecked Deepwater Horizon rig is feared to be gushing into the Gulf of Mexico at five times the latest estimate of the US Coastguard, according to satellite imagery studied by industry experts.


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Slick of Oil Industry Cash Gummed Up Regulatory Works
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by: Sarah Laskow | The Media Consortium

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than anyone thought, and the crisis will likely go on for months. British Petroleum (BP) is tripping over itself to say it’ll cover the costs of the clean-up, yet before the spill, the company spent its time and money pushing back against government regulation and safety measures.

Care2 reports, “A piece of machinery costing .004% of BP’s 2009 profits might have prevented the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that is currently threatening the U.S. gulf coast. An acoustic valve designed as a final failsafe to prevent oil spills costs $500,000; the Wall Street Journal writes that the valve, while not proven effective, is required on oil rigs in Norway and Brazil, but not in the U.S.”

Oil is drifting towards the southeastern coastline as clean-up crews and politicians scramble to respond. BP has not staunched the leaks that are pouring more than 200,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico each day.

Beach communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida are bracing for the oil’s arrival and waiting to see what the damage to their businesses and their natural resources will be. And in Washington, members of Congress, who just a couple of weeks ago were willing to compromise on off-shore drilling expansion are rallying against the practice.

As Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said this week, “accidents happen,” but in this case, it’s becoming clear that the oil industry and government regulators did not do all they could to minimize the risks of a spill.

The Slick

Over the past week, reporters trying to describe the size of the spill have compared it to Jamaica or Puerto Rico. Public News Service talked to Steve Bousquet, Tallahassee bureau chief for the St. Petersburg Times, who saw the slick in flight.

“It’s really a horrifying thing to see because of the magnitude of it,” Bousquet said. “They use these chemicals to break up the oil and it takes on a kind of rust-colored look to it. And we saw these long streaks, miles and miles long of oil, and just oil as far as the eye can see.”

The visual stretch of the spill hardly represents the scope of its impact, either. As Dr. Riki Ott, a Chelsea Green author, explained to CNN:

“This is Louisiana sweet crude, and it’s got a lot of what’s called “light ends,” which evaporate very quickly into the air and also dissolve very readily into the water column. So what you see on the surface is like the tip of the iceberg…Imagine a big cumulus cloud of dissolved and dispersed oil under the slick, wherever it is. And that cloud is extremely toxic to everything in the water column — shellfish, eggs and embryos — so shrimp eggs and young life forms that are in the water column, young fish.”


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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHmhxpQEGPo[/youtube]

31 years, haven't learnt shit. And now they want to start deep sea drilling in NZ?
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Postby Maleficent » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:42 pm

yes, up the top of the east cape! Don't want that shit to happen around here... and so close to White island too... plus the fault line... seriously wtf?
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That video was astounding. Time to pass it around

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crude oil is the best option for your baby.
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Postby greenie » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:18 pm

What would a BP gulf of mexico size spill look like in New Zealand?

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Postby the croc » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:47 pm

Editorial in the Taranaki Daily News today asked us not to blame BP or the US government for this spill but to blame ourselves. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby yossarian » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:49 pm

the croc wrote:Editorial in the Taranaki Daily News today asked us not to blame BP or the US government for this spill but to blame ourselves. :roll: :roll: :roll:


Let's compromise and blame the Taranaki Daily News.

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the first time I have laughed in regards to the spill. Pretty black humour though.
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dustbinflowers wrote:black humour


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Postby the croc » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:02 pm

As if real life couldn't get any more satirical, we get a story like this. Kevin Costener will save us!

Gulf oil spill: Kevin Costner signs contract with BP for oil slick clean-up

Hollywood star Kevin Costner yesterday unveiled the "dream machine" that he says will separate oil from water and save the Gulf of Mexico from the environmental catastrophe caused by the destruction of the oil rig.

Costner's company, Ocean Therapy Solutions, signed a contract with BP last week to provide 32 units. These are expected to be working in the Gulf within the next 60 days, said BP's chief operating officer, Doug Suttles. Financial details of the deal between Costner and BP have not been disclosed.

"At its core, my dream, this machine, was designed to give us a fighting chance to fight back the oil that has got us by the throat," Costner told reporters at a press conference in Port Fourchon, an oil industry supply port in southern Louisiana.

Costner, who is best known for films such as Dances with Wolves and Waterworld, said his machine would not provide the US with an overnight solution to the oil spill, but claimed it could make a major difference to levels of pollution. "When you are in a fight, anybody knows you go to confront it right where it is. You don't wait for it to come to your door."

The actor – who says he has invested more than $20m in the centrifuge's development – testified in Congress last week that he had been trying to employ the technology designed by his company for the past 17 years, but said he had been blocked by red tape.

BP has now bought the centrifuges and is testing the devices to see whether they could handle the oil that has been pouring into the Gulf and triggered the worst environmental catastrophe in American history. Each machine, called a V20, is said to be capable of separating 210,000 gallons of oily water a day.

Oil experts say crude oil has been leaking from the undersea well for the past two months at an estimated rate of about 60,000 barrels (about 2.5m gallons) a day.


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Postby CowzOr » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:13 pm

I like Kevin Costners idea, and considering what's happened so far it can't do any worse. It's better than spraying chemical dispersants into the water

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Postby CowzOr » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:21 pm

ha ha ha !
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Postby InkedScot » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:30 pm

It not totally BP's fault, I'd say most most of the blame can be placed on the US policy towards oil and energy companies.

that said......

BP can suck my fucking dick and I hope their stock continues to drop until they go out of fucking business.
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Postby akaxo » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:56 am

translated from russian by google :)
Petroleum leak in the Gulf of Mexico can be eliminated nuclear explosion


Only one nuclear bomb could save the U.S. from ecological disaster
In the USSR , and not as fountains and stopped using the peaceful atom

unsuccessful attempts to stop the leakage of oil from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico through the underwater robots compel professionals to take extreme measures . It is possible that attempts to stop the leakage of oil from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico through the underwater robots to take extreme measures. Namely - to blow up next to the damaged wells nuclear warhead. Namely - to blow up next to the damaged wells nuclear warhead.

It sounds terribly and incredibly - the idiotic joke . But in fact there were several cases where catastrophes in the fields of fighting in this way. In the former USSR - five times. When nothing else has not helped . It's now in the Gulf of Mexico , where oil oozes out of the way from three places.

First underground nuclear explosion was used to extinguish burning gas wells in " Urt - Bulak (80 km from Bukhara ) 30 September 1966 . Power charge was 30 kilotons. For comparison, the Hiroshima bomb exploded about 20 kilotons. But at a height of 600 meters . And near Bukhara - at a depth of half a kilometer .

The idea of the method is simple : an underground explosion pushes the rock, presses it and actually squeezes the channel well .

Powerful nuclear " plugs " - sometimes 3 Hiroshima - we have enjoyed until 1979. And only once failed . In 1972 in Kharkov region failed to block the emergency gas blowout . The explosion was mysteriously left on the surface, forming a mushroom cloud . Although the charge was minimal - just a 4 kiloton. And laid deep - for more than two kilometers .


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Postby CowzOr » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:28 am

.. are we missing 4 pages of this?
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wtf happened
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Postby Window Licker » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:38 am

na there's a few different threads innit?
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Postby the croc » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:06 am

It's the US government mate, can't even talk about the oil spill on the internet anymore. Matt had to remove those pages for legal reasons. :wink:
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Postby xsfat » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:20 am

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/ar ... d=10660922
BP has been accused of trying to "buy" top scientists and academics to help its defence against litigation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BBC yesterday quoted the head of the American Association of Professors, Cary Nelson, as saying: "This is really one huge corporation trying to buy faculty silence in a comprehensive way." BP, which faces more than 300 lawsuits, says it has hired more than a dozen scientists "with expertise in the resources of the Gulf of Mexico".

The BBC said it had a copy of a contract offered to scientists by BP and that it said the scientists could not publish the research they do for BP or speak about the data for at least three years, or until the Government gives approval to the company's restoration plan for the Gulf. The BBC said the contract also said scientists could perform research for other agencies as long as it did not conflict with the work for BP.

Bob Shipp, the head of marine sciences at the University of South Alabama, said BP wanted to employ him and his department. "We laid the ground rules - that any research we did, we would have to take total control of the data, transparency and the freedom to make those data available to other scientists and subject to peer review. They left and we never heard back from them," he said.

Nelson was concerned about BP's control over scientific research: "Our ability to evaluate the disaster and write public policy and make decisions about it can be impacted by the silence of the scientists who are looking at conditions," the BBC quotes him as saying. "It's hugely destructive. I mean at some level, this is really BP versus the people of the United States."

The BBC said BP's statement said that it "does not place restrictions on academics speaking about scientific data". However, it got New Orleans environmental lawyer Joel Waltzer to look over the contract and he said BP's statement did not match up. "They're the ones who control the process. They're depriving the public of the data and the transparency that we all deserve," he is quoted as saying.

Some scientists the BBC talked to did not share Nelson's fears. Irv Mendelssohn, a professor in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University, was among other scientists approached by lawyers acting on behalf of BP. "What I'm doing wouldn't be any different than if I was consulting with one of the natural resource trustees. I am giving my objective opinion about recovery," he said.

Some scientists approached by BP lawyers have been offered as much as US$250 ($345) an hour. Mendelssohn said he would negotiate his normal consulting fee, which was between US$150 and US$300 an hour. But he told the BBC that was not why he is doing it. "Good scientists, they're going to be giving their opinions based on the facts ... What's most important is credibility."

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Postby the croc » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:58 am

Pretty common practice for any multinational corporation.

BP have been caught photoshopping images recently as well.
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Re: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Postby Tipper » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:25 pm

America keeps blaming Britian for the BP oil spill. Well isnt 39% of BP owned by America? And why didnt they keep checking on BP to see what they are doing??? God Bless America
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