More imporatantly, Talk now is about putting in one or two relief drills to bypass this line. The problem with that is it will take until August to
put this into place.
NUKE it I say - EOS.
“The spill is like the 1,000-year flood: it’s the worst- case scenario,” said Brian Youngberg, an analyst with Edward Jones in St. Louis.
“It’s hard to prepare for those extreme situations like that.”
Obama dropped plans to open waters off the coast of Virginia to drilling, canceled a lease sale in the Gulf, and suspended the permitting process for
Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s planned wells off of Arctic Alaska. He said new safety rules will be imposed on offshore drilling.
U.S. oil output may be cut by 160,000 barrels a day next year as a result of the ban, according to Deutsche Bank AG. A one-year delay to deep-water
projects would reduce global supplies by 500,000 barrels a day between 2013 and 2017, Sanford C. Bernstein said.
Shell has five wells affected by Obama’s call to halt drilling at 33 exploratory locations. Eni SpA, based in Rome, and Houston-based Marathon Oil
Corp. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. each are shown as having three, according to an official with the Minerals Management Service who asked not to be
identified discussing the specific companies.
“The impact is most likely going to be a significant decrease in activity, and we just don’t know if it’s going to happen this week, next week,
or over the course of a month,” said Ian Macpherson, a vice president at Simmons & Co. in London. “It looks like deep-water drilling is going to
essentially grind to a halt.”
Scientist Locates Another Vast Oil Plume
Please consider La. scientist locates another vast oil plume in the gulf
A day after scientists reported finding a huge "plume" of oil extending miles east of the leaking BP well, on Friday a Louisiana scientist said his
crew had located another vast plume of oily globs, miles in the opposite direction.
James H. Cowan Jr., a professor at Louisiana State University, said his crew on Wednesday found a plume of oil in a section of the gulf 75 miles
northwest of the source of the leak.
Cowan said that his crew sent a remotely controlled submarine into the water, and found it full of oily globules, from the size of a thumbnail to the
size of a golf ball. Unlike the plume found east of the leak -- in which the oil was so dissolved that contaminated water appeared clear -- Cowan said
the oil at this site was so thick that it covered the lights on the submarine.
"It almost looks like big wet snowflakes, but they're brown and black and oily," Cowan said. The submarine returned to the surface entirely black,
Cowan said that the submarine traveled about 400 feet down, close to the sea floor, and found oil all the way down. Trying to find the edges of the
plume, he said the submarine traveled miles from side to side.
"We really never found either end of it," he said.
This discovery seems to confirm the fears of some scientists that -- because of the depth of the leak and the heavy use of chemical "dispersants" --
this spill was behaving differently than others. Instead of floating on top of the water, it may be moving beneath it.
Simmons Calls For Military to Nuke Oil Leak
Inquiring minds are reading Simmons Calls For Obama to Take Over BP; Military To Nuke Oil Leak
Today Matt Simmons, one of the largest investment bankers in the energy industry appeared on Bloomberg. The chairman of Simmons & Co. INTL went on to
explain that there is much more to the oil leak than the news has been reporting. Last Sunday, NOAA confirmed reports of a second fissure about 5-7
miles from the original. This new fissure appears to be releasing a plume the size of Delaware and Maryland combined! He went on to state that “the
plume from the riser is minor thing… the best estimate is about 120,000 barrels of oil per day”.
Simmons is quoted as saying, “Obama could remove BP today… tell BP it is time to leave”. Some questions were also brought up that pertained to a
nuclear device and how the military could lower one 18,000 feet into the well bore.
Simmons went on to say ” Such techniques have been used by the Russians on several different occasions”.
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