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U.S.: 3,500 unused Gulf wells must be plugged

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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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U.S.: 3,500 unused Gulf wells must be plugged


www.msnbc.msn.com

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico will have to permanently plug nearly 3,500 temporarily abandoned wells and dismantle about 650 production platforms that are no longer used, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.
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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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This is just an attempt to make it look like there is being something done about all of the unused wells in the GOM. There are several thousand wells that have had temporary caps on them for many years.

More disasters are sure to happen before all 27,000 abandoned wells in the GOM are made safe.

www.msnbc.msn.com
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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 04:22 PM
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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Hopefully it will provide Louisiana with much needed employment, for all the talk of green energy; oil will provide jobs, as long as it has a use.
Gota be a costly operation though; and I’d be surprised if many of these wells are under dangerous levels of naturally occurring pressure (like the leak well was). In this way, definately more PR

3500 old wells, does seem like a lot to have discovered, all of a sudden. But well done, regulators! (Better later, than never!!!)



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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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wow realy? only 3 posts that werent censored or not allowed guess ill come back to this one in a while,i agree its problay a stalling point and a stop gap measure were gonna need to find a way to seal those and make them safe before more disasters happen



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 10:27 PM
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Why are all these wells capped?

Why aren't they in use?

But oh well, at least they are acting 'Responsible.'



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