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Report: Gas bubble triggered rig blast

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posted on May, 7 2010 @ 09:08 PM
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I didn't see this anywhere.....


Report: Gas bubble triggered rig blast
100-ton container placed over Gulf of Mexico oil well leak
By NOAKI SCHWARTZ and HARRY R. WEBER
The Associated Press
updated 9:18 p.m. ET, Fri., May 7, 2010

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding, according to interviews with rig workers conducted during BP's internal investigation.

The timeline described in the documents provides the most detailed account of what may have caused the April 20 blast that killed 11 workers and touched off the underwater gusher that has poured more than 3 million gallons of crude into the Gulf.

more: www.msnbc.msn.com...




posted on May, 7 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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I am pretty sure that the explosiveness of volcanoes is determined by the gas [vapor] content of the magma.

Gas is much harder to control & in the case of methane & H2 they are both highly explosive/flammable.

I would however wait for significant confirming evidence before i accepted that explanation.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 09:57 PM
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Yes,
that is a typical "blow out"
there has never been any doubt about this.

PEACE,
RK



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