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Regulators reject pipeline request for Cook Inlet

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 12:50 AM
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COOK INLET, Alaska - Chevron Corp. says it has shut down oil production at an offshore platform in Cook Inlet after federal regulators rejected its request to continue using a corroded undersea pipeline there.

Read more: www.adn.com...


Yet another potential disaster,
to the regulators.



In one section of pipe near the sea floor, the line has lost more than 60 percent of its wall thickness. The corrosion attacked a 134-foot pipeline called a riser, which was installed in 1967. Offshore oil and gas operators use risers to link a platform to a subsea pipeline.

Instead of fixing it, Chevron asked a year ago to keep using the corroded pipeline indefinitely. Chevron proposed periodic inspections of the pipeline plus weekly inspections by air to look for an oil sheen.




posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:01 AM
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Originally posted by berkeleygal




Chevron proposed periodic inspections of the pipeline plus weekly inspections by air to look for an oil sheen.



This is probably more than the Russian government would expect.

What's this big deal it's just a little bit of oil mixed with water?

Do you live in Alaska near any potential spills?

If not an oil spill will never affect you.

We need cheap gas. Let them drill and pollute earths environment, driving and cheap consumer goods is more important than some oil coated seagulls that can't fly.

Drill baby, drill. Leak baby leak, Burn baby, burn.

[edit on 9-5-2010 by In nothing we trust]



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:05 AM
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Yeah, as long as he isn't affected it shouldn't bother him...riiiight. What a close minded view!!



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by MrXYZ

Yeah, as long as he isn't affected it shouldn't bother him...


Out of sight, out of mind.

Let's take this oil leak in the gulf for example.

Most people don't live on the gulf coast, so most people don't give a crap. It will never affect them. They can just go on vacation in California instead.

Problem solved.

[edit on 9-5-2010 by In nothing we trust]



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:12 AM
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Yeah, and if we (and the companies) all think like that, it'll be a mess everywhere. And we all collectively won't give a crap according to your theory.

If we acknowledge that it's ok to mess up and destroy nature, as long as it's not right where you are, and everyone follows the same principle...do you see why in the end the whole planet will be messed up?

And who's to say an oil spill there wouldn't have negative impact? If an oil spill hurts the fishery industry up there, it'll also hurt you...because guess where the fish at your local shop comes from?

People have to understand that on a globalized world like the one we live on, everything's connected...the local, regional, national economies...as well as the environment. Did you notice what that volcano in Iceland did? Didn't only affect ppl in Iceland, did it?


Also, we're talking about Chevron here, who like Texaco, pisses on the lives of people as can be seen in Crude. Anyone defending them is a monster imo and sold his sould to big business.



It's not fair that other people have to suffer, just so you can get your oil.

[edit on 9-5-2010 by MrXYZ]



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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My thing with this article is that the pipe was bad.. and Chevron said 'oh please let us keep it and we will check for leaks..' well that sucks cause if you see sheen then it is leaking and is too late.

So why didn't Chevron take a week, fix the damn thing, so that now instead of being shut down they would be in business.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. And maybe the gulf oil disaster doesn't affect me personally, it affects me in a mental way. I worry about this earth, don't you?

and I am a she not a he.

berkeleyGAL, righto



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by MrXYZ

... guess where the fish at your local shop comes from?


You can lose a few local fisheries and have it still not affect the world fish market.

The earth is a big place. We'll just get our fish from another part of the planet away from any contaminated zones.

There are entire swaths of ocean that have never been fished.

A few million barrels of oil leak into a regional fishery and people start flipping out.


It's not like a volcano exploded in the gulf of mexico or a small island in the south pacific was nuked or anything.


[edit on 9-5-2010 by In nothing we trust]



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:21 AM
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Yeah, and move from one spot to another until they're all polluted? Great plan


Seriously, how short sighted can you be??

[edit on 9-5-2010 by MrXYZ]




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