Another Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill - Platform Evacuated

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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:52 PM
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Well this is developing, haven't heard anything from mass media but here are some tweets from Zerohedge:

zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 7m WTI spiking on news US officials say a crew has been evacuated from GOM platform after loss of well control


zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 5m
GULF OF MEXICO EVENT OCCURRED AT SHIP SHOAL BLACK 225 PLATFORM


zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 5m
ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY GULF OF MEXICO OWNS PLATFORM


zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 5m
U.S. IS RESPONDING TO A LOSS OF WELL CONTROL IN GULF OF MEXICO


zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 4m
GULF SITE POSSIBLE SHEEN IS OVER 4 MILES WIDE BY 3/4 MILE LONG

Also taking this as a sign at something is happening:



WTI crude just jumped .57 cents.



Coast Guard responds to Gulf of Mexico well accident


The Coast Guard and federal regulators were responding Tuesday to a "loss of well control event" at a natural gas and crude oil platform about 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon.
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According to site assessments, natural gas is flowing from a well in Ship Shoal Block 225, and a rainbow sheen is visible on the water's surface, which both agencies estimated to be more than four miles wide by three-quarters of a mile long.


www.nola.com...


So is this going to be as bad as BP? Not sure, but will be watching.




posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:02 PM
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If this is what I thin it is.....these rich greedy bastards. They won't stop until we are all dead.
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:09 PM
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Business Insider




In an emailed statement to gCaptain, the U.S. Coast Guard said that "natural gas is flowing from the well and there is a rainbow sheen visible on the surface estimated to be more than four miles wide by three quarters of a mile long.”

The platform is mostly releasing natural gas, and unlike the BP oil well disaster, the platform is not a deepwater rig. According to FuelFix, the platform, located in Ship Shoal Block 225 platform 2B has been out of commission for 15 years, and the crew was in the process of permanently decommissioning it on Monday when the leak started.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:31 PM
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Any leak is bad but.....

Do you have any idea just how much crude oil bubbles out of the sea floor around the world everyday naturally?

just asking...
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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four miles wide by three quarters of a mile long


Hey, they might get it under control. Just keeping taps on it.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:38 PM
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According to a spokesperson, "everything is under control"...


Well off Louisiana coast leaking natural gas, Coast Guard says


A spokesperson for the federal bureau told NBC News that this type of leak was known to happen a few times a year. No oil is being released into the water, according to the spokesperson, saying “the situation is under control.”



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:41 PM
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Wonder why oil shot up 57 cents then?

Huh - guess it must have been a coincidence when I found out about this then the oil increase.


ERT is "actively working to plug the well," according to Jonathan Lally, spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard's 8th District. Lally did not have information on when the well might be plugged.

Two other wells were actively producing on the same platform, but were shut-in following the incident.

Coast Guard conducted an overflight, and found a rainbow sheen about 4 miles wide by 3/4 of a mile long coming from the platform. No details about a response plan to the pollution, or a plan to stop the well were immediately available from the Coast Guard.


www.noladefender.com...
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by introV
If this is what I thin it is.....these rich greedy bastards. They won't stop until we are all dead.
edit on 9-7-2013 by introV because: (no reason given)


You might feel all warm and fuzzy inside by deriding the "rich greedy bastards", but without them pumping the Oil, civilisation grinds to a halt, so we're all to blame.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 08:36 PM
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This might be it - dated today



Update: A statement from Talos Energy late Tuesday said that during operations yesterday to permanently plug and abandon their non-producing Ship Shoal 225 B-2 well, salt water containing a small amount of gas and light condensate began to flow to the surface and around the wellhead. All five personnel on the platform were evacuated safely as a precaution, the statement said.

Talos expects that the well will be shut in within the next 24 hours.

Ship Shoal 225 B-2 well is an older gas condensate well in a field developed in the 1970’s that last produced mostly water in 1998 at a rate of 65 thousand cubic feet of gas per day, 9 barrels of condensate per day and 1,150 barrels of water per day at a low flowing pressure of 175 psi, and the well was unable to produce without artificial lift, Talos Energy said.

“We were plugging and abandoning the well as part of our active idle iron removal program in coordination with the BSEE, and we believe that the age of the tubing may have contributed to the incident,” the statement said.

gcaptain.com...



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by stumason

Originally posted by introV
If this is what I thin it is.....these rich greedy bastards. They won't stop until we are all dead.
edit on 9-7-2013 by introV because: (no reason given)


You might feel all warm and fuzzy inside by deriding the "rich greedy bastards", but without them pumping the Oil, civilisation grinds to a halt, so we're all to blame.

And that's the exact type of thinking that keeps fossil fuels in business. There are alternatives. If all the oil disappeared tonight I guarantee something would arise. Blame yourself.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 08:47 PM
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Tropical storm will make it all better right.

www.nhc.noaa.gov...



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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Such as?

Whether you like it or not, you're entire way of life is dependant on their being a ready supply of energy - from growing and transporting food to enabling you to post on ATS. If the Oil disappeared overnight, the world would grind to a painful halt.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 10:33 AM
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There are two things interesting about this incident.

1) The well was producing a large quantity of water.

2) The admission that old wells (and there are thousands upon thousands of those) become unsafe and prone to incident over time.





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