posted on May, 13 2010 @ 01:05 AM
Originally posted by daddio
What people forget is that ALL oil rigs are built with safety features, the oil in the gulf is from the PIPELINE ONLY, there is a shut off valve at
the base, if the volume of the oil flow exceeds a limit, the value knows something happened and it shuts off the flow. Anyone with a brain should know
this. Why would you build a pipeline straight up with no valve to shut it off should ahurricane or some other force tear the rig apart? Come on man,
people use some common sense. There is no oil flowing out of the pipeline under the sea. the spillis from the 5000 foot long foot diameter pipe. That
is a huge amount of oil in and of itself. Not to mention what was on the rig platform.
Under ideal conditions these kinds of accidents won't happen. Unfortunately, there's just no such thing as infallible technology or infallible
All the technology in the world won't help you if one critical link in the chain fails. a shutoff valve would be wonderful. Unfortunately, it
isn't doing much good if it can't be used. An explosion under any conditions on an oil platform is going to cause alot of damage. The pipe was
inevitably torn apart by the pressure of the explosion right?
In alot of ways it doesn't really matter what valves or other measures are in place if an explosion of this magnitude takes place. We can take
preventative measures to lower the likelihood that certain things will happen but that's it.
There could have been a variety of things gone awry with the entire system and usually with major catastrophes like this that is always the case. And
every time a major explosion or spill takes place it ALWAYS involves lapses in management and quality control. Things just get overlooked, like I
They could have blown it up intentionally too. But you won't hear that from the mainstream media. Now there's word that the blowout preventer may
have failed safety tests a few hours before the explosion. And now there's word in the media that we're hearing two different stories about what
really happened with the blowout preventer safety tests.
It's ironic how noone wants to take responsibility. Maybe BP will buy the other involved companies out and laugh all the way to the bank regardless
of what gets paid out in lawsuits to come. It would definately be a clever way of broadening their power and influence within the global economy
while at the same time removing competition. Plus it could be used as a means to force the U.S. to look for oil elsewhere (places like ANWR up here
in Alaska). They've had a wet dream about that place for decades.
It could also be a means of convincing the government and the global economy overall that natural gas would be the way to go instead. And in that
case they would make more money than anyone ever dreamed of.