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Them old BP Blues

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Kim OHara » Wed May 19, 2010 9:45 pm

Update:

Florida's pristine coast braced for the impact of an oil slick from a Gulf of Mexico leak borne by powerful ocean currents as efforts by BP to capture the flowing crude showed progress.
According to private forecasters at AccuWeather, tendrils from the massive rust-coloured oil slick have already entered the powerful Loop Current curling around the Florida Peninsula, which could take it east to the Florida Keys and possibly to Miami and Cuba within eight to 10 days.
British oil giant BP has marked some progress at siphoning some of the oil from the 1.6-kilometre deep well to an ocean vessel on the surface.
BP is now siphoning about 3,000 barrels per day of oil, said Tom Strickland, an assistant interior secretary. BP declined to comment on Mr Strickland's new estimate, which is up from about 2,000 barrels a day that BP said it is capturing.
BP has estimated 5,000 barrels per day has been gushing out of the well since shortly after an April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that killed 11 workers. US politicians and scientists say the figure is unreliable and probably much higher.

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Wed May 26, 2010 2:53 am

We should know by this time tomorrow if the "top kill" idea worked. If it doesn't, the oil could just keep on gushing for months.
I like Andy's suggestion:

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Tex » Sat May 29, 2010 11:23 pm

Watching CNN now, and apparently the "top kill" has officially failed.

I try not to be an alarmist, but I'm afraid this might be a much bigger deal than we non-oil-men are being told.
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Sun May 30, 2010 4:25 am

Life Sux. And it ain't gettin' better anytime soon:

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Sun May 30, 2010 4:58 am

Agreed, Kim. I was trying to make a humorous reference to this:

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Mon May 31, 2010 3:08 am

Good research there, KIm. Interesting.

Here's an unusually thoughtful piece:
The failure of Top Kill was a psychological blow to a lot of people.

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:39 am

Just so you know what's at risk, here are some photos of Gulf wildlife before the spill, from a Flickr group set up for the occasion:

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:47 am

edit again--the photo will load soon.
Last edited by alan on Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:24 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:02 am

I have had this argument with investment managers and my position is clear--no money in corporations egregiously violating right livelihood.
As for the future of BP, I'd say sell now. I'm looking at the possibility of the U.S. government taking the company into receivership. Sounds incredible but if the oil keeps gushing BP might not not exist as a stock in a few months. If nothing else, it's value will continue to decline into the foreseeable future.
-edit-next post is my favorite gulf beach photo.

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Re: Them old BP Blues

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:49 am

Let's not forget to have fun along the way:

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:39 pm

Ha! :lol:

This article is a downer so don't read it:

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Re: Them old BP Blues

Postby alan » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:33 am

Oh hell just nuke the dam thang!


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