BREAKING: Shell battling oil leak in North Sea

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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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Just now from the BBC:

Shell fights North Sea oil spill




Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has said it is working to stop a leak at one of its North Sea oil platforms.

The company would not say how much oil may have been spilt from the Gannet Alpha platform though it said it had "stemmed the leak significantly".

One of the wells at the Gannet oilfield has been closed, but the company would not say if production was reduced.



Interestingly;



The field is co-owned by US oil firm Exxon


Lets hope that this is a minor leak, stay tuned!




posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 04:54 PM
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Bleh. Not again. Think of all the life goddammit.

To be honest though, Shell has MANY oil leaks near Africa e.g. around Nigeria etc. It's only not been reported by MSM very much unless this one: www.guardian.co.uk...

The more harmful one is buried within society.
People should be more opened up to the Niger Delta ones. A reason why it doesn't so, I believe that because it's in Africa - 'it's not important' to society in many people's eyes. It's like how the poverty there is overlooked, so is the environmental harm.

With oil depleting as well...jeez, can they really afford wasting this oil, even if it is rather small?



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 04:57 PM
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We already know the BP oil spill back in 2010 would raise the price of oil considerably by 2015. Could this be a subtle hint to extortionate oil prices much sooner i.e. 2012-2013?


www.heatingoil.com...
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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 05:17 PM
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I wonder if there is any relation to the so called "dead zones" around the coasts of these countries and the drilling that is happening in those areas? Perhaps indirectly even, the "little" cleanups that have to happen all the time adding over the years all the new chemicals and process for cleaning up those spills, have to be tested somewhere.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:51 AM
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I don't understand how these " accidents'' have become so common and accepted. It is obviously set up to further big oil companies profits.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:57 AM
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as a dutchman, i´ll try to keep you informed on broadcasts about this new spill.

haven´t heard anything yet.



boy o boy.
when will we, we as in humankind, stop raping mother earth?

soon she'll be fed up and rinse of all the unwanted parasites. (us humans)

we MUST change our ways and we need to do it NOW.

when will we realize we CAN'T eat money

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:02 AM
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just found out the rig is located 180 km off of Aberdeen, Scotland.

i also found out, according to the guardian, the rig has the maximum capacity of producing 88.000 barrels of oil per day.

so there could've been a substantial amount leaked allready.



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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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How long until our Oceans fight back?
I'd be pissed if someone kept polluting me.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by kiwifoot

Lets hope that this is a minor leak, stay tuned!


Yes, and hope that no foul play comes.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

Originally posted by kiwifoot

Lets hope that this is a minor leak, stay tuned!


Yes, and hope that no foul play comes.


these times that´s allmost a given.

i remember someone saying ´no catastrophe should go to waste´

why should this one?

ah well maybe i'm too sarcastic


what i actually wanted to say is, i agree with you


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