Acording to this article ,they might be exagerating the amount of oil..
some maths for the clever ATS members to ponder.
if true the sea life will have better chance,the PTB move the ball and chains closer.???
LOST = .
LOST is a United Nations treaty that went into effect in 1994. It defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world’s
So it is here that we are forced to ask the questions, “Are these enormous plumes of oil real? Are they even possible? Or are they simply hype being
promoted by the main stream media in order to facilitate the adoption of LOST, and thereby finance a New World Order controlled by an international
banking elite for their own purposes?”
Let’s examine two aspects of the largest of several oil plumes as reported by NIUST. First let’s examine the reported size. And second let’s
examine the time available to create such a large plume. The examination that follows was made on May 20th, exactly 30 days after the explosion of the
rig, and just days after the first plume was discovered.
The largest “plume” was declared to be 10 miles long by 3 miles wide by up to 300 feet thick. As the plume was not uniform in depth, let’s be
conservative and calculate the volume of a plume that is only an average of 50 feet thick:
Length = 10 miles (at 5,280 feet per mile) = 52,800 feet
Width = 3 miles (at 5,280 feet per mile) = 15,840 feet
Depth = 50 feet
Total volume of plume = Length X Width X Depth =
52,800 X 15,840 X 50 = 41,817,600,000 cubic feet
As seen in the calculation above, the plume of leaked crude oil is an estimated 41.8 billion cubic feet in volume. With each cubic foot containing
7.48 gallons, that gives us a plume containing 312.6 billion gallons of crude oil. Now think about that. Over 300 billion gallons of crude oil. The
Exxon Valdez oil spill was an estimated 10.8 million gallons of crude oil. That means this one oil plume discovered by NIUST is 28,888 times as large
as the volume of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. And that’s only considering a plume that is 50 feet thick as opposed to 300 feet thick as reported.
Let’s look at that another way. In the worldwide trade of crude oil there are roughly 500 super-tankers in service, and each super-tanker can carry
two million barrels of oil. Two million barrels (at 42 gallons each) equates to 84,000,000 gallons of crude oil in each super-tanker. To produce this
plume of crude oil discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, each ship within the total world fleet of 500 super-tankers would have to journey to the coast of
Louisiana and then completely disgorge the two million barrels of oil in each tanker. And all 500 tankers would have to repeat this process seven and
one-half times. This one reported plume of crude oil off the coast of Louisiana is the volume of over 3,700 super-tankers. Is it realistic to believe
that this much crude oil has spilled into the gulf in a period of 30 days? The volume of 3,700 super-tankers? Can you picture that? America’s worst
oil spill, the Exxon Valdez disaster, only spilled one eighth of one super-tanker.
Here’s another relevant piece of information– the Deepwater Horizon well was drilled into the Macondo Prospect oilfield located in Mississippi
Canyon Block 252 of the Gulf of Mexico. It is estimated that the total volume of crude oil held in the Macondo field is only 50 to 100 MILLION
barrels. That’s the entire field.
By contrast, the volume of our one plume of spilled oil as calculated above is 312 BILLION gallons. And since there are 42 gallons in a barrel, we
divide by 42 and find that this plume contains 7.4 BILLION barrels of spilled crude oil. Look at that again. The reported ten mile long oil plume is
calculated to contain 7.4 BILLION barrels of crude oil, but the Macondo undersea oilfield is only estimated to contain a maximum of 100 MILLION
barrels of crude oil. The size of this one reported oil plume is 75 times the maximum projected size of all the crude oil held in the entire Macondo
field. This information begs a question, “How can this one oil plume be composed of crude oil from the Macondo Prospect field when the plume is
estimated to be 75 times greater than the total volume of the crude oil contained in the entire Macondo field?”
Does that make sense? Or perhaps does it make more sense that the media, influenced by the powers at hand, are greatly hyping the size of these
reported oil plumes in order to flame the fires of public unrest and push for greater regulation which feeds right into the hands of LOST?
Now let’s look at our second point: the time available to produce the reported plume (this examination was made on May 20th, 14 days ago, just days
after the plume was first reported in
News sources have reported that the source of the oil spill is a pipe that is approximately 21 inches in diameter. But British Petroleum is reported
to be using a tube with only a 6-inch diameter inserted into the larger pipe to siphon off the leaking oil. A 6-inch tube has an opening of 27 square
inches. This is key because we want to make a calculation as to how fast the oil would have to be exiting this pipe in order to create the massive
plume of oil that has been reported . To make our calculation simple, let’s increase the size of our opening from 27 square inches to 144 square
inches, which is one square foot (12 inches X 12 inches). A pipe that is 14 inches in diameter will have an opening that is approximately equivalent
to one square foot or 144 square inches. Using these dimensions we can visualize a pipe with a mouth that is 14 inches across. The opening or mouth of
the pipe is therefore one square foot in area.
Now we ask the question, “How fast does the oil have to be exiting this pipe in order to create our plume?” To arrive at this answer we first
calculate the amount of time that the oil has been spilling into the gulf. The spill reportedly began on April 20th. So it has now been 30 days (May
20th) since the beginning of the spill. So we multiply 30 days X 24 hours X 60 minutes X 60 seconds , and that gives us 2,592,000 seconds. Now we take
our previously calculated 41.8 billion cubic feet of crude oil found in the plume, and we divide that by the 2.592 million seconds, and that gives us
16,126 cubic feet per second.
If the oil plume were to be created in 30 days as reported, which is a time interval of 2.592 million seconds, then just over 16,000 cubic feet of oil
would have to spill out each second. Using our theoretical 14-inch pipe with an opening of one square foot, that means our pipe would have to BLAST
out a column of oil 16,000 feet long every second in order to release 16,000 cubic feet per second. Think a moment about that velocity… 16,000 feet
per second. There are just over 5,200 feet in a mile. This means our pipe would have to gush out a column of oil over three miles long every second.
That means the oil exiting the pipe would have to travel at over 10,000 miles per hour. In the terminology of jet aircraft, that’s an exit velocity
of mach 15. That’s correct. The oil would have to be exiting the pipe at fifteen times the speed of sound. The only word that can accurately
describe such an event is “unbelievable.” It is un-believable. Who can believe that there is a pipe or other opening on the sea floor that is
blasting out a column of oil over three miles long per second? It’s just not believable.
The results of our examination reveal that the reported size of this one undersea plume is so enormous that it boggles the mind to comprehend it. The
plume’s volume as reported is over 28,000 times the size of the Exxon Valdez spill. To get this size of oil spill we would have to take 28,000
tankers, park each of them in the Gulf of Mexico, and have each one release 10.8 millions gallons of crude.
wow,eee i just got u2u for a good few points for a diff reply to a diff thread
[edit on 6/5/2010 by dashar]