Like rumours of Mark Twain's death, the claims of the disappearance of BP's oil spill have been greatly exagerated. From the Times-Picyune of New Orleans. Additional photos here. These pictures are only a few days old. Watch/Listen/Read this interview from DemocracyNow! as well: we hear that five million barrels of oil were released from the … Continue reading Massive stretches of weathered oil spotted in Gulf of Mexico
Corexit was a big news topic at the beginning of this tragic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the gulf of Mexico but it seems little talked about now. There is no question that BP's calculation in its decision to use so much of this toxic chemical prioritizes the cosmetics of the situation over ecological impact … Continue reading Putting out fire with gasoline?
We tend to give crakar a hard time around here, but via email he has offered us something for which we should all be grateful, and that is new hope for controlling the unfolding BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. In the spirit of pictures being worth many words, I leave it … Continue reading New hope for Deepwater Horizon!
I am not an expert in oil field engineering. But I can smell bullshit. So I am sad to confess that at this moment I am putting more faith in an anonymous poster at the Oil Drum whom I have never heard of before than I am in any mainstream reporting I have come across. … Continue reading Deepwater Horizon oil spill: How bad can it get?
Offered without comment: (h/t to MT)
There remain more questions than answers at this point, but the BP spin from yesterday that "Top Kill" was working appears to have been a falsehood. BP is not the right source for what the actual data from the well head means, but unfortunately they are the only source of said data. I would like … Continue reading Deepwater Horizon oil spill: “Top Kill” not looking so good
A = $6.08 billion B = $75 million Profits for the single last quarter for BP were 6.08 Billion dollars. Under current US law, their total liability for non-cleanup and containment damages is .075 Billion dollars. Would any free market supporters like to defend this thinly veiled example of corporate welfare? See also Things Break … Continue reading A + B = WTF??