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BP set to begin oil drilling off Libya

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posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 12:03 PM

BP set to begin oil drilling off Libya

Oil giant BP has confirmed it will begin drilling off the Libyan coast in the next few weeks.

The deepwater drilling will take place in the Gulf of Sirte following a deal signed in 2007 with Libya on oil and gas development.

The news comes amid major concerns over BP's environmental and safety record following the Gulf of Mexico spill.
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posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 12:03 PM
And we do not just have to consider their safwty record, we also have to think about the release of the lockerbie bomber too!!

When is someone going to put a stop to such activities after all that BP has done in its recent history?

Have they no scruples? Have they no conscience?
Obviously not.

And if these deep water wells take 6 months to drill, how in the heck have they managed to get two rigs to the deep water disaster site and drill to the depths we are being told about in such a short time?

Something smells fishy, and it's not the thousands of rotting fish that are covered in oil and corexit.
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 24-7-2010 by Extralien]

posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 12:27 PM
hmmm, guessing that either Qaddafi lost his marbles, or is no longer calling the shots for at least the economics department in Libya, given BP's track record. In either case, given what did happen at the deepwater horizon, offshore drilling sites are a military liability.

posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 12:31 PM
The answer to your question is no. Nobody is going to put a stop to it. As worldwide oil demand increases and the easier stuff becomes tapped out the deepwater drilling worldwide will continue and increase.

BP is one of many oil companies in an industry with a bad safety record. Its certainly not the first time oil has leaked into the gulf of mexico.

From the Washington Post " federal records show a steady stream of oil spills dumping 517,847 barrels of petroleum -- which would fill an equivalent number of standard American bathtubs -- into the Gulf of Mexico between 1964 and 2009".

The difference this time is its one big leak too large to conceal. Eventually they'll clean it up just enough for everyone to go back to sleep.

Its worse all over the third world where nobody gives a damn what happens to the locals. Especially their governments.

From The Guardian "It is impossible to know how much oil is spilled in the Niger delta each year because the companies and the government keep that secret. However, two major independent investigations over the past four years suggest that as much is spilled at sea, in the swamps and on land every year as has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico so far".

If you made BP vanish overnight you have changed nothing.

The Lockerbie Bomber thing is unrelated, but a disgrace. You don't need a conspiracy to explain that. The fact that the decision was made in the scottish parliament says it all. A bigger bunch of parochial numbskulls you'll never find. What they did was within the bounds of scottish legal norms, but they should have thought of the consequences.

posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 12:51 PM
A good thread on the amount of safety issues related to BP within a few short years;

In the last few years alone, BP has paid over $730 millions dollars in fines and settlements, plead guilty to two crimes and has been found liable for everything from willful neglect of worker safety rules to manipulating energy markets.

Given BP's extremely poor record of towing the line and the magnitude of this disaster, I think that BP should be banned from doing any and all business here in America.

If this was a small, local company, say a shrimp fisherman dumping his unused fuel in the sea, he would be fined so hard he'd be out of business and possibly in why not hammer the heck out of BP?

They need it, they deserve it and somebody should sure as heck serve it...

posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 02:10 PM
hopefully they wont be leasing US gear which hasnt been tested

everything is BPs fault, US companies who had a hand in the US disater are saints

posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 02:34 PM
This IMO Turned out nicely for BP,they help pressure the scots/UK into releasing al megrahi,with the help of the snake Tony,and Libya gives them a nice oil contract in return.

No wonder the US would like to speak to certain UK politicians about it.And no wonder most have refused,the scots,jack straw etc...

Its not exactally our current governments fault though-the torys thought it was a mistake to release the lockerbie bomber at the time as i recall.

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