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How the ultimate B.P. Gulf disaster could kill millions

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posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 08:07 AM
reply to post by 5senses

Here you go Buddy

As you correctly say 5senses, they knew what they were doing...

posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 08:25 AM
reply to post by StarTraveller

Thanks. There is a "Doh!" factor here - no doubt about it. Shame, shame, shame on them. But, no use crying over leaked oil, as they say..

[edit on 15-7-2010 by 5senses]

posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 08:46 AM
reply to post by StarTraveller

Quote from your video

"...but here, life can enjoy a more stable geological future."

Not anymore, thanks to BP.

posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 09:01 AM

Originally posted by StarTraveller

nothing at this stage can be written off as hearsay or fear mongering.
Actually it can. There's no evidence showing that millions of Americans are about to be killed by a methane bubble explosion. That is simply fear mongering entertainment for a select group of people. Nothing more, nothing less.

First it was a smokescreen to keep our eyes off something else. Then all the "oil rain" supposedly drowning the entire country was going to kill us(funny how all the people doing "tests" on that rain went silent on the subject). Then people saw all the "FEMA buses" and were gonna immediately evacuate their families from those states and move west(they must be crawling west because we haven't been updated with their new location). Then UN and Canadian troops were marching in to do God knows what(where's the update on this?). Now we're on to a methane bubble that's gonna destroy us. Next week it'll be something else. Let me take a guess...they're gonna use HAARP to attempt stopping the leak but it's gonna cause the United States to collapse into the ocean and China's gonna walk in and pillage what's left?

The reality of this disaster is bad enough and doesn't need the fabricated, outlandish scenarios that some people here enjoy posting.

posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 09:10 AM
reply to post by ThePatientMental

My thoughts exactly bud when I watched it again a short while ago.

posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:23 AM

The vast deepwater methane hydrate deposits of the Gulf of Mexico are an open secret in big energy circles. They represent the most tantalizing new frontier of unconventional energy — a potential source of hydrocarbon fuel thought to be twice as large as all the petroleum deposits ever known.

For the oil and gas industry, the substances are also known to be the primary hazard when drilling for deepwater oil.

Methane hydrates are volatile compounds — natural gas compressed into molecular cages of ice. They are stable in the extreme cold and crushing weight of deepwater, but are extremely dangerous when they build up inside the drill column of a well. If destabilized by heat or a decrease in pressure, methane hydrates can quickly expand to 164 times their volume.

Even a solid steel pipe has little chance against a 164-fold expansion of volume — something that would render a man six feet six inches tall suddenly the height of the Eiffel Tower.

Scientists are well aware of the awesome power of these strange hydrocarbons. A sudden large scale release of methane hydrates is believed to have caused a mass extinction 55 million years ago. Among planners concerned with mega-disasters, their sudden escape is considered to be a threat comparable to an asteroid strike or nuclear war. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a Livermore, Ca.-based weapons design center, reports that when released on a large scale, methane hydrates can even cause tsunamis.

Expansion oh 164 times when melted is scary. Would if they have hit a large frozen methane pocket. They were 20 miles from a methane hydrate research site.

The Deepwater Horizon rig was drilling in Block 252 of an area known as the Mississippi Canyon of the Gulf, thought to contain methane hydrate-bearing sediments, according to government maps. The platform was operating less than 20 miles from a methane hydrate research site located in the same canyon at Block 118.

Here is Haliburtons PDF on "Deepwater Cementing Consideration to Prevent Hydrates Destabilization". So we know the deepwater cementing didn't go as planned so there is a good cjance of hydrates destabilization according to Haliburton.

A carbonate/hydrate mound in Mississippi Canyon Lease Block 118 (MC118) has been chosen by the Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Research Consortium to be the site of a sea-floor observatory.

This site MC118 is less then 20 miles from Deep Horizon drill site Mississippi Canyon block 252.

Gas samples have been collected in the SW Complex from three vents and one intact piece of outcropping hydrate. Chemical analyses [1] show the vent gas to be thermogenic from deep hot source rocks and to average 95% methane, 3% ethane, 1% propane with minor other gases. There is no significant biogenic component. The outcropping hydrate is Structure II with gas composition 70% methane, 7.5% ethane, 15.9% propane with minor other gases. The difference between the gas compositions from the vents and the hydrate is due to molecular fractionation during hydrate crystallization (Sassen, pers. com.).

Heres a video from 2006 from site MC118 which shows the methane bubbling up from the sea floor.

Heres a picture from the Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Research Consortium looking toward Deep Horizon leak site.

posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:59 AM
All of a sudden I can see them making a new movie about this sort of scenario...

lol - Rather watch it on the big screen than on the news

posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 10:15 AM
I don't know how some people can just dismiss this as fear mongering?
I guess people would rather sit around watching soaps being oblivious to what is happening around them.

Expect nothing, Prepare for everything.

posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 11:29 AM
be a full moon in 4 days be interesting too see what effects a full moon has on the ocean floor if there is any effect of an increase of methane leaking from fractors and wether the fractors increase in size.

The other effect would be on the states of methane during a full moon I know bear fat is effected by weather pressure just wondering if methane is also influnced by weather pressures

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