Skip to comments.BP admits higher leak rate: 2010 Gulf oil spill now 20 times worse than Exxon Valdez
Posted on 05/22/2010 6:51:24 AM PDT by valkyry1
BP admits higher leak rate: 2010 Gulf oil spill now 20 times worse then Exxon Valdez
British Petroleum has now admitted that the amount of oil being spilled has actually been much higher than previously reported.
According to an MSBNC report today, estimates of the total amount of oil spilled so far is 20 times more than the 10.8 million gallons spilled in the Exxon Valdez disaster in March 1989.
Right now, the spill is roughly the size of Pennsylvania. That represents one-fifth of the entire amount of water within US borders.
This is - without question - the worst unnatural disaster in the history of our planet. The results can be nothing short of annihilation of every living thing in the path of this nightmarish cataclysm. There is simply too much oil out there already for the outcome to be anything less.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
In this story has the difference between refined oil and this type been factored into the equation?
This doom scenario seems extreme?
There is a trillion million billion times more hyperbole in this “news” article than has ever been seen in the history of the universe.
Hurricanes are circular in motion, which would turn the Gulf into a thick mess of froth; however, that froth may be the necessary "aeration" with ocean water (and air) to eventually dissipate the oil.
I am sure Obama will get right on this ... after his state dinner... and after he appoints a commission to study the issue and release a report in a few months.
Obama = Epic Fail
I give the “spill” story four months (at most) “to dissipate”. ;-)
So oil is man made if its an unnatural disaster.
If this is true, there must by an ungodly amount of oil left on this earth and nobody wants us to know! I already know there is enough for 100’s of years if not more but the gov doesn’t want to let us know as to keep a boot on our throats!
“This is - without question - the worst unnatural disaster in the history of our planet. The results can be nothing short of annihilation of every living thing in the path of this nightmarish cataclysm. There is simply too much oil out there already for the outcome to be anything less.”
This isn't a 'spill' so much as an uncontrolled well, a blowout.
They're working on getting the well under control.
remember what palin said about the bp head. She know him personally and that she had to verify everything that the oil company said. It doesn’t match reality
“That represents one-fifth of the entire amount of water within US borders.”
This one is my favorite.
The Valdez ran ashore 3 miles from the coastline. Funny how they neglected to mention that.
"Obama was top recipient of BP-related dollars in 2008
Washington (CNN) -- As petroleum giant BP comes under congressional scrutiny
as its ruptured oil rig pumps thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico,
its political contributions are being scrutinized, too.
The top recipient of BP-related donations during the 2008 presidential election was Barack Obama,
who collected $71,000, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics."
"U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study
The Interior Department exempted BP's calamitous Gulf of Mexico
drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year.."
"Obama admin exempted BPs Gulf drilling from environmental impact study
Obama was the top recipient of donations from BP in 2008,
... He let BPs gulf drilling be exempt from an environmental study last year.
The decision by the departments Minerals Management Service (MMS) to give BPs lease at Deepwater Horizon a categorical exclusion
from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 6, 2009
and BPs lobbying efforts just 11 days before the explosion"
"The Cover-up: BP's Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster
WMR has been informed by sources in the US Army Corps of Engineers,
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Florida Department of Environmental Protection
that the Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
more than John McCain or Hillary Clinton,
are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico
and working together to limit BP's liability for damage caused by what can be called a "mega-disaster."
"Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement
Last year the Obama administration granted oil giant BP a special exemption
from a legal requirement that it produce a detailed environmental impact study
on the possible effects of its Deepwater Horizon drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico,
Federal documents show that the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) gave BP a "categorical exclusion" on April 6, 2009 "
"Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig
Managers at oil giant BP PLC decided to forge ahead in finishing work
on the doomed Deepwater Horizon rig
despite some tests suggesting that highly combustible gas had seeped into the well"
"US allowed drilling 'without required permits'
Oil spill scandal: an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico,
with a complaint claims the Department of Interior has approved
over 300 drilling operations,
three large lease sales and over 100 seismic surveys
without the required permits
The approvals by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) included greenlighting
the well drilled by the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded on April 20"
"U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits
The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to BP and dozens of other oil companies
to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits "
Rush said the CEO of BP is a certified geologist. Most of the oil is being emulsified in the waters.
Thanks for the articles.
This well should have been demolished with explosives weeks ago. Instead of rescuing the well it should have been permanently sealed with explosives. Drilled down three hundred feet and detonated. Even a few shaped charges collapsing the well from 2,3,4 directions
Its pressure might be so great that would not have worked unless they went a lot deeper, what do you think?
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