BP says it’s reached a ‘significant milestone’ after apparently controlling the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico with its latest effort. The new operation employs a ‘static kill’ process which uses heavy mud to push the oil back down into the reservoir. The US government says 75 percent of the spill has now been cleaned up or broken down by nature. Around 700 million liters of oil’s gushed into the sea since a rig exploded in April causing what’s been branded as America’s worst environmental disaster.
It has failed again! But you can see the live streaming of the oil spill here www.bp.com Video Rating: 4 / 5
Don’t Panic! Oil Spill – “Top Kill” FAIL! Recorded May 30, 2010 – 11:00 EDT update on estimate – found this on NPR this afternoon… Gulf Spill May Far Exceed Official Estimates: www.npr.org 56-80000 barrels a day! Overlay of the spill on Toronto area – eeek! www.beowulfe.com Live feed: www.youtube.com May 7th view: www.youtube.com REAL footage of the spread of it: www.youtube.com Real rate? 18000 Barrels a day? How about 25000? I wager even more… www.telegraph.co.uk Gulf oil spill is worst in US history, estimates suggest: www.cnn.com And of course; the biggest Oil Spill was from another oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico – Ixtoc I in 1979 www.jstor.org And it took them 290 days to cap that one… but it wasn’t as bad as initially thought; 2 years for the ocean to recover? seattletimes.nwsource.com 25000 barrels a day for 290 days, that’s 304 Million US Gallons, 1.1 billion litres, 986000 metric tons. (“Official” conversion rates = www.mbendi.com Microbe Video: Gulf Oil Spill-Gutsy Solution Restores Environment in Just Six Weeks: www.youtube.com Peace and Love Video Rating: 4 / 5
THERE IS NOT MUCH NEWS COMING OUT OF THE GULF. BP is trying to silence news out of the Gulf. People that live in the Gulf please contact Charlie at email@example.com Please let us all know what is going on in your area. I have been trying to get an updated satellite photo of this oil spill. If I can get one, I will certainly update this video. If anyone finds an updated satellite photo, please pass it along. If you make a video about this spill with an updated satellite photo, I will approve of the video as a response to this one. The true size of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP and the government will not allow an independent measure of the oil flow. There is still oil just beneath the sand in Prince William Sound more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Researchers confirm subsea Gulf oil plumes are from BP well www.mcclatchydc.com Avertible catastrophe www.financialpost.com World Energy Export/Import Databrowser mazamascience.com Scientist: BP’s Oil Spill Estimates Improbable www.vpr.net Gulf Spill May Far Exceed Official Estimates ww.npr.org BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill www.telegraph.co.uk Goldman Sachs Sold 44% of its BP stock three weeks before the Deepwater Horizon explosion www.blacklistednews.com Goldman Sachs knew Gulf oil leak in advance. www.smirkingchimp.com Toxic Oil Spill Rains Warned Could Destroy North America www.eutimes.net Media ignores Goldman Sachs’ ties to Corexit dispersant www.picassodreams.com … Video Rating: 4 / 5
EXXON VALDEZ REVISITED IN GULF OF MEXICO – SAFETY ERRORS – 2 THE PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE IN A POSITION TO KNOW ARE NEVER CONSULTED – NEVER ASKED! JUST MAXIMUM PROFITS – WHO SEEMS TO CARE ABOUT SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS? TORREY CANYON – March 1967 – 120000 TONS OF OIL – UK [SHIP FLAGGED UNDER “FLAG OF CONVENIENCE” TO AVOID BASIC SAFETY COSTS] – 120000 TONS OF OIL POLLUTED THE SOUTH WESTERN APPROACHES OF THE UK – SHIP OWNED BY BP… – EXXON VALDEZ – 210000 TONS – Alaska, US – March 1989 Exxon Valdez left the Valdez oil terminal in Alaska at 9:13 pm on March 23, 1989, bound for Long Beach, California. The ship was under the control of Captain Joseph Jeffrey HAZELWOOD. The outbound shipping lane was obstructed with icebergs, so Hazelwood got permission from the Coast Guard to go out through the inbound lane. Following the manoeuvre and sometime after 11 pm, Hazelwood left Third Officer Gregory COUSINS in charge of the wheel house and Able Seaman Robert Kagan at the helm. NEITHER MAN had been given his mandatory six hours off duty before beginning his 12 (twelve) hour watch. [SAFETY COMPROMISED] The ship was on autopilot, using the navigation system installed by the company that constructed the ship. The ship struck Bligh Reef at around 12:04 am March 24, 1989. – EXXON Shipping Company failed to repair the Raycas sonar system, which would have indicated to the THIRD OFFICER an impending collision with the Bligh reef. – The THIRD OFFICER failed to properly manoeuvre the vessel due to …
BP oil spill boss Tony Hayward takes time out to enjoy Cowes Week despite ongoing Gulf of Mexico disaster
The BP boss at the centre of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill came under further pressure last night after he was spotted relaxing on a sailing yacht off the Isle of Wight.
READ THIS: Deregulation is the real (underlying) reason / cause behind the US oil spill by British Petroleum (BP) in 2010 off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Deregulation coupled with lax government oversight (lackies appointed by Dick Cheney at the helm) lead to the omission of key safety features and protocols, a free pass for drilling licenses, emphasis on profit over safety, and absolutely NO PLAN for containment of blowouts. For example, George W Bush and Dick Cheney helped block a 2002/03 Bill that would have required the use of acoustic switches to activate the blowout preventer (BOP). When the rig blew up, they had to MANUALLY activate the switch by sending robotic submersibles. This was all but impossible since the rig was in flames and the priority was putting it out and saving lives; this was easily foreseen. In addition, BP did not want to lose an oil well (by activating the BOP); this would have cost them future profit in addition to the costs for exploration and preparation of the well. Eventually the rig collapsed and sank to the ocean floor. Because the rig was STILL ATTACHED to the well head / BOP, it bent or damaged the BOP making it unusable. Again, this is something that could have been foreseen; ie the need to activate the BOP immediately in the case of catastrophic rig failure, to avoid potential damage to the BOP. Profit wins over safety; BP must avoid activating the BOP at all costs. An acoustic switch would have allowed them to …