posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 08:54 PM
This is really a big one. Thought all might be interested....
Shell has just floated the hull of the world's largest vessel out of its dry dock in South Korea. It's so massive that if you stood it up, it
would be 1,601 feet tall, reaching higher into the sky than the Empire State Building. The vessel, called the Prelude, will actually be used more as a
floating island than a ship. It won't be able to travel under its own power. Shell plans to tow it and anchor it about 300 miles off the coast of
western Australia for 25 years. There, the 600,000-ton Prelude will serve as a , or LNG, facility, which lets the company tap into the natural gas
deep at sea. The gas will then be chilled into a liquid, which makes the gas easier to store and ship.
"Smaller ships will come and pick up the natural gas and transport it to customers. Shell's Prelude is so huge it can store enough liquefied natural
gas (LNG) to fill 175 Olympic swimming pools. It will stay in place during stormy weather and is built to withstand a Category 5 cyclone, according to
Here's the story:
How many more of these monsters are going to 'pollute' the waters????
Yeah, the oil industry, what next?
Added: Here's a bit on the dangers of LNG, make of it what you will
edit on ppm1205America/ChicagoThu, 05 Dec 2013 22:15:06 -0600064pm13 by pandersway because: (no reason given)
BOTTOM LINE: Investing billions of dollars in new shale gas infrastructure f or domestic use is, at best, of limited value for a short period
o f time if we put in place both a C O2 price and regulations to minimize methane leakage . Exporting gas vitiates ev en that limited value and so
investing billions in LNG infra structure is, at best, a waste of resources better utilized for deploying truly low carbon energy. At worst, i t
helps accelerates the world pa st the 2°C warming threshold into Terra incognita — a planet of amplifying feedbacks and multiple simultaneous
catastrophic impacts .
According to Joe Romm, Jun 18,2012 (this comes from the above link)
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