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(Nola.com)   Gulf of Mexico oil platform evacuated due to a "loss of well control event." Tankers full of Pepto-Bismol rushing to scene   (nola.com) divider line 35
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2013-07-09 07:49:50 PM  
theaxemen.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-09 07:50:13 PM  
Spooky. Have just this minute finished watching a documentary about the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster that killed 167 people twenty five years ago. Hopefully this won't be anything like that.
 
2013-07-09 07:50:51 PM  
This never would have happened if the EPA didn't prevent the oil companies from draining the gulf to make it easier to get to  the oil.
 
2013-07-09 07:52:05 PM  

Tymast: This never would have happened if the EPA didn't prevent the oil companies from draining the gulf to make it easier to get to  the oil.


Fluid dynamics does not work that way.
 
2013-07-09 07:52:12 PM  
cinesnark.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-09 07:54:13 PM  
m5.paperblog.com
 
2013-07-09 07:54:21 PM  
Hopefully it's one of those non-event problems that don't rate much news coverage, and not one of those events that don't rate much news coverage despite injury, deaths and/or environmental damage
 
2013-07-09 07:54:36 PM  
Hey, what's a little more oil?
 
2013-07-09 07:55:28 PM  

Oldiron_79: Tymast: This never would have happened if the EPA didn't prevent the oil companies from draining the gulf to make it easier to get to  the oil.

Fluid dynamics does not work that way.


Coincidentally, that's sort of the subject of today's xkcd 'What If'.
 
2013-07-09 08:03:44 PM  
wow. I remember back in 2010 there was an accident on a BP oil platform in the gulf and it was a big disaster.

/I hope this one isn't nearly as bad
 
2013-07-09 08:03:55 PM  
Drill here! Drill Now!
 
2013-07-09 08:06:19 PM  
Eeeepah!

A twisted tail.

A thousand eyes!

Trapped forever!!!
 
2013-07-09 08:06:33 PM  

Oldiron_79: Tymast: This never would have happened if the EPA didn't prevent the oil companies from draining the gulf to make it easier to get to  the oil.

Fluid dynamics does not work that way.


Oh so it's science too in on it? I am so sick of their so called "laws"   most of them aren't even in the constitution.
 
2013-07-09 08:07:59 PM  

Arachnophobe: Oldiron_79: Tymast: This never would have happened if the EPA didn't prevent the oil companies from draining the gulf to make it easier to get to  the oil.

Fluid dynamics does not work that way.

Coincidentally, that's sort of the subject of today's xkcd 'What If'.


I freaking love "what if"

That was fascinating.
 
2013-07-09 08:11:01 PM  
DRILL BABY DRILL!
 
2013-07-09 08:12:36 PM  
The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement received a report earlier Tuesday from Talos Energy LLC, a Houston-based oil and gas company, that one of its oil and natural gas production platforms had lost well control.

"Terrible and powerful Talos! We, your unworthy servants, give praise! For only through your grace and benevolence may we truly reach enlightenment! And deserve our praise you do, for we are one! Ere you ascended and the Eight became Nine, you walked among us, great Talos, not as god, but as man! But you were once man ... "
 
2013-07-09 08:16:40 PM  
So thats mexicos problem
 
2013-07-09 08:19:57 PM  

Tymast: Oldiron_79: Tymast: This never would have happened if the EPA didn't prevent the oil companies from draining the gulf to make it easier to get to  the oil.

Fluid dynamics does not work that way.

Oh so it's science too in on it? I am so sick of their so called "laws"   most of them aren't even in the constitution.


Well unless you drain the entire ocean enough for the gulf to be above new sea level I'm afraid science is conspiring against you.
 
2013-07-09 08:21:23 PM  
As a ROV tech who's part of their job description is "End oil spills", I'm getting ready to go to work.

/worked the Horizon too
//it sucked
 
2013-07-09 08:22:15 PM  
OK, read the article, this is a shernng incident. Probably not a big deal environmentally. That being said the sounds Luke an old shallow water platform if I remember my blocks right. It is woreysome if Talos is a poor maintenance company. I was never assigned to one of their jobs do I am not sure.
 
2013-07-09 08:22:55 PM  
We really need to up the oversight on offshore oil and gas leases at some point, this is getting a bit too frequent.

Oldiron_79: Well unless you drain the entire ocean enough for the gulf to be above new sea level I'm afraid science is conspiring against you.


Do you genuinely not realize what the joke is or do you just find playing along much funnier than the rest of us?
 
2013-07-09 08:28:57 PM  

Oldiron_79: Tymast: Oldiron_79: Tymast: This never would have happened if the EPA didn't prevent the oil companies from draining the gulf to make it easier to get to  the oil.

Fluid dynamics does not work that way.

Oh so it's science too in on it? I am so sick of their so called "laws"   most of them aren't even in the constitution.

Well unless you drain the entire ocean enough for the gulf to be above new sea level I'm afraid science is conspiring against you.


Retaliation against the bucket industry for not donating to Obama isn't going to help anything.
 
2013-07-09 08:44:47 PM  

Jim_Callahan: We really need to up the oversight on offshore oil and gas leases at some point, this is getting a bit too frequent.

Oldiron_79: Well unless you drain the entire ocean enough for the gulf to be above new sea level I'm afraid science is conspiring against you.

Do you genuinely not realize what the joke is or do you just find playing along much funnier than the rest of us?


Wouldn't you like to know.
 
2013-07-09 08:51:45 PM  
You see, Talos is Houston-based. That means America. Even though Talos is an amalgamation of internationally-owned oil companies, it says right there in the press release, "Houston-Based". Another cool thing about Talos is their specialty is shallow water drilling. They're not good at it, it's just their specialty.
 
2013-07-09 08:55:38 PM  
Prepare for gasoline to immediately jump 66¢ a gallon within three days.
 
2013-07-09 08:56:38 PM  
Pour out some Corexit and the oil disappears. What's the problem?
 
2013-07-09 09:07:27 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: OK, read the article, this is a shernng incident. Probably not a big deal environmentally. That being said the sounds Luke an old shallow water platform if I remember my blocks right. It is woreysome if Talos is a poor maintenance company. I was never assigned to one of their jobs do I am not sure.


WTF???
 
2013-07-09 10:07:34 PM  

ArkPanda: The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement received a report earlier Tuesday from Talos Energy LLC, a Houston-based oil and gas company, that one of its oil and natural gas production platforms had lost well control.

"Terrible and powerful Talos! We, your unworthy servants, give praise! For only through your grace and benevolence may we truly reach enlightenment! And deserve our praise you do, for we are one! Ere you ascended and the Eight became Nine, you walked among us, great Talos, not as god, but as man! But you were once man ... "


It's all an illusion.
 
2013-07-09 10:29:37 PM  

Therion: Pour out some Corexit and the oil disappears. What's the problem?


Well, for one, this is a natural gas leak, not an oil leak.
 
2013-07-09 11:03:59 PM  
Good. Now the price of oil will go back up and the economy will get fixed
 
2013-07-09 11:09:08 PM  

Nabb1: Therion: Pour out some Corexit and the oil disappears. What's the problem?

Well, for one, this is a natural gas leak, not an oil leak.


Its both.

" 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. "

They evacuated the platform because of the danger from the natural gas.
 
2013-07-09 11:50:41 PM  

dsmith42: Nabb1: Therion: Pour out some Corexit and the oil disappears. What's the problem?

Well, for one, this is a natural gas leak, not an oil leak.

Its both.

" 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. "

They evacuated the platform because of the danger from the natural gas.




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2013-07-10 12:01:36 AM  
It's "natural gas" which is different from methane gas, in the same way collateral damage is different from dead civilians.
 
2013-07-10 06:51:12 AM  
Now, now, folks, let's not get excited over a minor event, such as this. I know you all like to take hot showers and baths. I know you like your food cooked. Most like that electric can opener, instead of a tedious hand powered device. And you eco weenies like to charge your plug in hybrid automobiles, cell phones, and other electronic devices.

These are the things that natural gas allows you to do. So put a lid on it.
 
2013-07-10 11:45:51 AM  
This is clearly Obama's, Bush's, Clinton's, Bush's or Reagan's fault.  RON PAUL 2012.
 
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