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#141 eseedhouse

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:46 PM

Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz0xZ1U4OJ4


I think people should follow the link and read that actual story because it actually gives quite a different picture than the selected quotes from it in your message.

#142 Bingo

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:22 AM

Here we go again...

BP preps next step in effort to seal Gulf oil well

Crews will start work Monday removing the capping stack that began trapping oil in the well last month, retired Adm. Thad Allen told reporters.
That will allow them to detach the blowout preventer and replace it with a new one -- key steps before engineers use a relief well to permanently kill the well 18,000 feet below the Gulf's surface.

read more:
http://edition.cnn.c...SNpHW&wom=false

Okay Joe, just grab the thingamajig with the robotic arm and dial in... yikes! no not that, I meant the domahickey next to it...

#143 Bingo

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:08 AM


BP Report spreads blame across Gulf spill actors
By the CNN Wire Staff

Faulty cementing, a misread pressure test and an improperly maintained blowout preventer all contributed to the April 20 explosion that uncorked the worst oil spill in U.S. history, BP's investigation of the disaster concluded Wednesday.

BP said its team aboard the doomed oil rig Deepwater Horizon "incorrectly accepted" results of a negative pressure test aboard the rig before the blast, but the company's internal report assigns much of the blame to rig owner Transocean and cementing contractor Halliburton. The three companies have repeatedly pointed fingers at each other since the explosion, which killed 11 workers and resulted in an estimated 4.9 million barrels (205 million gallons) of oil spilling into the Gulf.

"The team did not identify any single action or inaction that caused this accident," BP's report states. "Rather, a complex and interlinked series of mechanical failures, human judgments, engineering design, operational implementation and team interfaces came together to allow the initiation and escalation of the accident.

http://edition.cnn.c...SNpHW&wom=false

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:17 AM


BP Report spreads blame across Gulf spill actors
By the CNN Wire Staff

Faulty cementing, a misread pressure test and an improperly maintained blowout preventer all contributed to the April 20 explosion that uncorked the worst oil spill in U.S. history, BP's investigation of the disaster concluded Wednesday.

BP said its team aboard the doomed oil rig Deepwater Horizon "incorrectly accepted" results of a negative pressure test aboard the rig before the blast, but the company's internal report assigns much of the blame to rig owner Transocean and cementing contractor Halliburton. The three companies have repeatedly pointed fingers at each other since the explosion, which killed 11 workers and resulted in an estimated 4.9 million barrels (205 million gallons) of oil spilling into the Gulf.

"The team did not identify any single action or inaction that caused this accident," BP's report states. "Rather, a complex and interlinked series of mechanical failures, human judgments, engineering design, operational implementation and team interfaces came together to allow the initiation and escalation of the accident.

http://edition.cnn.c...SNpHW&wom=false


I still am awestruck by the sheer arrogance. Then again, I guess it's pretty hard to say "We screwed up - we put expediency before safety standards and profit before people, and made sure our system punished any deviation from that norm" about your own company.
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:16 PM

Well the mud's in... and that's a relief.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:20 AM

Obama administration lifts deep-water drilling moratorium

Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration is lifting the moratorium on deep-water oil drilling -- put in place after the Gulf oil spill disaster -- for operators who comply with tough new rules and regulations, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Tuesday.
"There will always be risks associated with deep-water drilling," Salazar said. "We have reached a point where we have significantly reduced those risks."

http://edition.cnn.c...dex.html?hpt=T2
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:06 PM

US joins Gulf oil spill lawsuits, seeks unlimited damages

Tony West, the head of the Justice Department's civil division, said the suit does not ask for a specific amount of damages "because it's going to take years" to fully calculate the costs of the spill. BP says it has paid $4.2 billion in damages and has agreed to put $20 billion in escrow to pay for cleanup, for which it is responsible under federal law.

The company has estimated that the full cost of the spill may reach as high as $40 billion.

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http://edition.cnn.c...dex.html?hpt=T2

#148 Bingo

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 10:38 PM

Canadians name BP oil disaster as 2010's top news story

For about three months this year, oil gushed unchecked into the Gulf of Mexico and images of devastated wildlife and oil-slicked beaches bounced around the world, and now Canadians have named the ecological disaster the top news story of 2010 by a wide margin.

"The idea that BP and the U.S. government were not able to control what was happening in the Gulf of Mexico, with all of those resources, had to be a bit shocking for people. Not only were the pictures very vivid and you could see what was going on — and there was no denying it because they had those cameras right down on the leak — but they couldn't get it stopped," says Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Reid.

"With the oil spill, science couldn't save us."


The Haiti earthquake was second on the list, chosen by 20 per cent of Canadians as the most notable story of the year, and Bricker attributes that to both the devastation and Canada's close ties to the country and the relief efforts.

The rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days was next on the list of top stories.

Read more: http://www.canada.co...l#ixzz19NymBBEo





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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:02 AM

Oil facilities being targeted in Middle East.

Libya's main oil terminal ablaze after raid
http://edition.cnn.c...dex.html?hpt=T2

Iraqi oil pipeline bombed
http://edition.cnn.c...dex.html?hpt=T2

#150 Bingo

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

BP's $20 Billion fund barely tapped

NEW YORK. The fund established to compensate Gulf Coast residents in the aftermath of last year's massive BP oil spill said Monday it has paid out $3.8 billion so far.

The Gulf Coast Claims Facility, established last August with $20 billion in seed money from BP, said it has approved 300,000 claims from businesses and individuals hurt by the spill, out of approximately 857,000 claims submitted.

The update comes two days before the one-anniversary of the BP disaster, which claimed 11 lives and spewed over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf -- the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

http://money.cnn.com...ndex.htm?hpt=T2

#151 LJ

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 07:43 PM

^It has created quite a rift between the "spillionaires" and those that didn't participate.
Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#152 Bingo

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

First criminal charges filed in BP oil spill

Washington (CNN) "A former BP engineer has been charged with destroying 200-plus text messages about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including one concluding that the undersea gusher was far worse than reported at the time."

"BP announced last week that it had reached a settlement estimated at $7.8 billion with thousands of businesses and individuals who filed damage claims in the wake of the spill, and a federal criminal investigation of the disaster is ongoing."

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http://edition.cnn.c....html?hpt=hp_t2

#153 martini

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

Thanks Bingo

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

BP to pay U.S. billions for Gulf spill, source says

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday.

The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the deal, also said two BP employees face manslaughter charges over the death of 11 people in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that triggered the massive spill.

The person said BP will plead guilty to obstruction for lying to Congress about how much oil was pouring out of the ruptured well.

The cost of BP's spill far surpassed the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. Exxon ultimately settled with the U.S. government for $1 billion, which would be about $1.8 billion today.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...settlement.html

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

If corporations are people will BP be barred from entry into the US for being a convicted felon with this list of pretty serious charges?
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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:35 AM

Meanwhile...back in BC

Michigan spill fuels opposition to Enbridge pipeline
 

Canada's West Coast have seized on a crude spill in Michigan to escalate their fight against Calgary-based Enbridge Inc., which is behind both projects.

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The Dogwood Initiative, a Victoria-based lobby group, said the spill is a reminder that it is "ridiculous" to say the Northern Gateway project will be safe.



Read more: http://www.financial...l#ixzz0vAzlzkwB

 

Thankfully, we've a recent flurry of ads to reassure all of us that Enbridge has our best interests in mind (see page 6's illustrative comic).  http://www.vicnews.c...140321070746259

 

 

 

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#157 Bingo

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:42 PM

BP's $20 Billion fund barely tapped

NEW YORK. The fund established to compensate Gulf Coast residents in the aftermath of last year's massive BP oil spill said Monday it has paid out $3.8 billion so far.

The Gulf Coast Claims Facility, established last August with $20 billion in seed money from BP, said it has approved 300,000 claims from businesses and individuals hurt by the spill, out of approximately 857,000 claims submitted.

The update comes two days before the one-anniversary of the BP disaster, which claimed 11 lives and spewed over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf -- the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

http://money.cnn.com...ndex.htm?hpt=T2

 

Update:

 BPPLC agreed to pay $18.7 billion to settle all federal and state claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including the biggest pollution penalty in U.S. history.

If approved by a federal judge, Thursday’s deal would conclude a monumental legal showdown over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 crew members aboard the drilling rig and caused the largest oil spill in U.S. waters.

The agreement would avert years of litigation over the environmental impact of a spill that leaked millions of barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico over the course of 87 days and coated hundreds of miles of sensitive beaches, marshes and mangroves with oil.

The settlement would add at least $10 billion to the roughly $44 billion BP has already incurred in legal and cleanup costs, pushing its tab for the spill higher than all the profits it has earned since 2012.

http://www.wsj.com/a...aims-1435842739

 



#158 rjag

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 02:13 PM

And BP's stock rose 5% on that news....



#159 Bingo

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 08:16 PM

Day 45

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is destined to become one of the biggest environmental disasters of all time. What is making the story so distasteful is that they are now up to about Plan F, as the experts blunder away with ongoing experiments, which to date have not been successful in stopping the flow of oil.

The number one safety measure was the blowout preventer which was supposed to stop the flow after the explosion, but failed miserably.

As wells are going deeper than ever before, there has been no real feedback until now, on how safe they are.
 

 

The movie Deepwater Horizon is well done touching more on the human tragedy than the efforts to stop the flow of oil.



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Posted 10 October 2016 - 08:54 PM

Just saw the movie. Very intense. I remember when it was happening it never really struck what it would have been like on board the rig

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