posted on May, 16 2010 @ 10:57 PM
Here's an important oil seep off the California shore:
The Coal Oil Point seep field offshore from Santa Barbara, California is a petroleum seep area of about three square kilometers adjacent to the
Ellwood Oil Field, and releases about 40 tons per day of methane and about 19 tons of reactive organic gas (ethane, propane, butane and higher
hydrocarbons), about twice the hydrocarbon air pollution released by all the cars and trucks in the county in 1990. The liquid petroleum produces a
slick that is many kilometers long and when degraded by evaporation and weathering, produces tar balls which wash up on the beaches for miles
This seep also releases on the order of 100 to 150 barrels of liquid petroleum per day. The field produces about 9 cubic meters of natural gas per
barrel of petroleum.
Meaning this single location
releases about 45,625 barrels per year, or 4,562,500 barrels per 100 years.
Why hasn't this been stopped? Where are the demolition experts to go down there and blast it shut? Why aren't people advocating that since drilling
is occuring anyways, that the oil extractors not be allowed to drill more until they can make all of the detectable oil seeps stop leaking?
Here's some more totally new reality I knew nothing about before looking into this crisis (the oil leak IS a crisis):
An asphalt volcano is a rare type of submarine volcano (seamount) first discovered in 2003. Several examples have been found: first, along the
coasts of America and Mexico, and, recently, all over the world; a few are still active. Resembling seamounts in structure, they are made entirely
of asphalt, and form when natural oil seeps up from the earth's crust underwater. en.wikipedia.org...
At what point would it be justified to follow the ideas of the Russians and nuke the spout shut to prevent ecological disasters such as Asphalt
Volcanos??? That question also goes out to you Global Warming Alarmists considering that seeps also release greenhouse gases like methane.
[edit on 16-5-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]