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Old 05-14-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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Imagine a pipe 5 feet wide spewing crude oil like a fire hose from what could be the planets' largest, high-pressure oil and gas reserve. With the best technology available to man, the Deepwater Horizon rig popped a hole into that reserve and was overwhelmed. If this isn't contained, it could poison all the oceans of the world.

The original estimate of crude oil spewing from this 5 foot hole at the buttom of the Golf was about 5,000 gallons of oil a day spilling into the ocean. Now they're saying 200,000 gallons a day. That's over a million gallons of crude oil a week! Take a moment and think a million gallons of crude oil. It only takes one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife. Are you starting to get the magnitude of this?

First, the BP platform was drilling for what they call deep oil. They go out where the ocean is about 5,000 feet deep and drill another 30,000 feet into the crust of the earth. This it right on the edge of what human technology can do. Well, this time they hit a pocket of oil at such high pressure that it burst all of their safety valves all the way up to the drilling rig and then caused the rig to explode and sink. Take a moment to grasp the import of that.

Now they've got a hole in the ocean floor, 5,000 feet down with a wrecked oil drilling rig sitting on top of is spewing 200,000 barrels of oil a day into the ocean. First they have to get the oil rig off the hole to get at it in order to try to cap it. Do you know the level of effort it will take to move that wrecked oil rig, sitting under 5,000 feet of water? That operation alone would take years and hundreds of millions to accomplish. Then, you have the problem of caping that hole in the muddy ocean floor.

We're so used to our politicians creating false crises to forward their criminal agendas that we aren't recognizing that we're staring straight into possibly the greatest disaster mankind will ever see. Imagine what happens if that oil keeps flowing until it destroys all life in the oceans of this planet. Who knows how big of a reservoir of oil is down there. Not to mention that the oceans are critical to maintaining the proper oxygen level in the atmosphere for human life.

By yesterday morning, the nature of the crude had changed, indicating that the spill was collapsing the rock structures. How much no one can say. If it is collapsing the rock structures, the least that can be said is that the rock is fragmenting and blowing up the tube with the oil. With that going on you have a high pressure abrasive sand blaster working on the kinks in the pipe eroding it causing the very real risk of increasing the leaks. ??More than that is the very real risk of causing the casing to become unstable and literally blowing it up the well bringing the hole to totally open condition. Another risk arises because according to reports the crew was cementing the exterior of the casing when this happens. As a result, the well, if this was not properly completed, could begin to blow outside the casing. Another possible scenario is a sea floor collapse. If that happens well, I donít even want to think of it.

The deposit is very large. It covers an area off shore something like 25,000 square miles. Natural Gas and Oil is leaking out of the deposit as far inland as Central Alabama and way over into Florida and even over to Louisiana almost as far as Texas. This is a really massive deposit. Punching holes in the deposit is a really scary event. The collapse of rock structures is even more scary. Mexico has one entire state that is being held up by nitrogen injection wells that would sink if that gas is released. This is not funny stuff.

The oil industry has knowledge of the deposit more than they admit. This oil deposit is so large that while exact numbers have never bean heard it was described to be either the largest or the second largest oil deposit ever found. It is mostly a natural gas deposit. That is another reason not to blast too willy nilly. The natural gas that could be released is really way beyond the oil in quantity. It is like 10,000 times the oil in the deposit.

If you factor in the cost of spills and other associated domestic oil problems, a barrel of oil would probably costs $500/barrel more or less. Now if you had the estimate cost of US Armed Forces in the oil rich nations of the Middle East to the equation, a barrel of oil would probably reach the $2000/barrel. This is just insane.

Expect for energy prices to triple, by the end of this fiscal year. Mister

Do the Math
CNN reports 70,000 barrels pissing per day from oil spill.
24 days since.
70,000*42 gallons per barrel
2.940,000 gallons per day

Exxon Valdez spill 10,800,000 gallons.

24 days 2,940,000*24=70,560,000 gallons or
6.5 Exxon Valdez spills so far.

I feel terrible for the UNITED STATES.
One Hurricane away from God help us all
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:55 PM   #2
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wow, that is just insane! let's hope they can fix it soon!
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:20 PM   #4
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its cool. so long as BP can show record profits next quarter, and so long as its shareholders get to take more profits home. its not like the earth is not replaceable.
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:00 PM   #5
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source? who wrote that 'article'?
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:39 PM   #6
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2012?could this be the end
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:18 PM   #7
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oh yeah i never posted on this in here! here ya go:

The REAL REASON Behind the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - 2010


1800 sq miles + of oil floating, heading towards the coast!
cause still under investigation


spewing way worse then we were told - this is an environmental dissaster of legend! its an exxon valdeze dissaster every day!


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Speculation has been running rampant among certain sectors of the web-world lately about the true origins of the massive oil spill that has engulfed the Gulf and threatens marine, plant, animal, and human health in a region already beset by natural disasters and toxic industries.

Unwilling to accept the mainstream media version of the story (namely that it was the result of off-shore drilling activities) and suspicious of the timing of the calamity (namely that it occurred right on the cusp of Earth Day and during a period of political contentiousness over drilling), this faction has surmised that the "trigger event" in this instance may have been (choose your favorite) either: an attack by the North Koreans; an act of homegrown eco-terrorism by leftwing environmentalists; or something to do with Venezuela, China, and/or other Communist (machi)nations. With little more than a hint from an online Russian source, the theory of a North Korean attack in particular has been gaining virulence among certain fox-trotters.

Here's a great overview of the argument from the self-avowedly conservative Dakota Voice:


"Rush Limbaugh pointed out that the explosion occurred on April 21st, the day before 'Earth Day.' He also reminded us that Al Gore had previously encouraged environmental nutjobs to engage in civil disobedience against the construction of coal plants that don't have carbon capture technology. 'Eco-terrorists' exist and have done millions of dollars worth of criminal damage. Fire is one of the main tools of their evil trade. I'm not claiming the Deep Horizon was bombed by eco-terrorists, although I don't believe it's out of the realm of possibility. [b]But, it would take some serious money and ability to pull off an attack like that, so I would tend to think much bigger than college hippie eco-wackos with some money-backing -- a foreign government, perhaps. Of course, before I could finish writing my thoughts here, I just heard Michael Savage posing the same questions. He also said there is a theory on a Russian website that claims North Korea is behind this. The article claims that North Korea torpedoed the Deepwater Horizon, which was apparently built and financed by South Korea. Torpedoes would make sense for the results we see.... There are a number of international 'suspects' who might want to do something like this. They range from Muslim terrorists to the Red Chinese, Venezuela and beyond. Remember that China and Russia are drilling out there, as well, and they would benefit from America cutting back on our own drilling."

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A YouTube video (which is actually mostly audio) more bluntly asserts that "Halliburton Caused Oil Spill," and notes the fact -- confirmed by Halliburton's own press release -- that its employees had worked on the final cementing "approximately 20 hours prior to the incident." Interestingly, one commenter on the YouTube video notes how "that would conveniently explain the North Korean story; [Halliburton] may have leaked this story to the press to divert attention away from alleged negligence." Wouldn't that just be the ultimate? Halliburton spawns the calamity but pins it on North Korea, and then the nation goes to war whereby Halliburton "cleans up" through billions in war-servicing contracts. It's almost too perfect, and might be funny if it didn't seem so plausible. (The only thing funnier is picturing Dick Cheney in the role of Exxon Valdez fall guy Joseph Hazelwood.)

full article

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randal..._b_560014.html

& then finally:

Venezuelan gas rig mysteriously sinks in Caribbean, no leaks

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Old 05-15-2010, 09:12 PM   #8
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This is so sad we are killing are plant I blame the US Government and the BP for this.
The US Government should have never let BP do this deep sea off shore oil drilling its really to bad that we depend on oil so much. The thing that makes me upset is even when the stop all that oil leaking into the ocean the damage is already done it will take years and even decades to clean up this massive oil spill.
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A YouTube video (which is actually mostly audio) more bluntly asserts that "Halliburton Caused Oil Spill," and notes the fact -- confirmed by Halliburton's own press release -- that its employees had worked on the final cementing "approximately 20 hours prior to the incident." Interestingly, one commenter on the YouTube video notes how "that would conveniently explain the North Korean story; [Halliburton] may have leaked this story to the press to divert attention away from alleged negligence." Wouldn't that just be the ultimate? Halliburton spawns the calamity but pins it on North Korea, and then the nation goes to war whereby Halliburton "cleans up" through billions in war-servicing contracts. It's almost too perfect, and might be funny if it didn't seem so plausible. (The only thing funnier is picturing Dick Cheney in the role of Exxon Valdez fall guy Joseph Hazelwood.)
great,another war in the making.the U.S. must be getting the urge to try and liberate the people of some far off land again.why don't they try and fix their own *&%(&^% up country first.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:17 PM   #10
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Read the title, was hoping for completely different content.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:57 PM   #11
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Read the title, was hoping for completely different content.
lmao same ..... ... cytheria?


all jokes aside though this spill is a really bad situation hopefully they find a way to cap it off soon.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:23 AM   #12
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what's sad is this is direct Bad Karma from Dick Cheney, Bush Administration, US governments, and the Oil Giant crooks affecting our world we live in. How is that fair?

It seems like it was almost a planned disaster....

I'm now considering selling our properties in Florida before they're completely worthless. -i'm on the gulf coast

BP is definatly hiding this crime, instead of opening up and allowing TRUE experts to help solve the problem that is directly affecting the WORLD.

Efff the United States Government for not taking charge and doing the right thing.
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heres a live feed right now, they said they capped it off and there is no oil leaking anymore which is awesome! but it's not a success yet
http://industry.bnet.com/energy/1000...orce-bps-hand/

literally watched the feed for 10 minutes and oil is gushing out again.....dayum.
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heres a live feed right now, they said they capped it off and there is no oil leaking anymore which is awesome! but it's not a success yet
http://industry.bnet.com/energy/1000...orce-bps-hand/

literally watched the feed for 10 minutes and oil is gushing out again.....dayum.
Dayum indeed.... so at the end of the day, this whole thing could be anywhere between 5-20x worse than everyone had initially thought.... that's pretty ****ed up.
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I heard on the news though that it's patched up, maybe comparing it to what it was before? it's patched up?
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