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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Natural gas (containing poisonous hydrogen sulphide) - and oil is leaking this time.
And the optimistic view of capping it?
6 months. :ohmy:
Just dandy.
Shell/bp won't be happy until all the sea creatures are gone.

LONDON/OSLO, March 27 (Reuters) - "A cloud of explosive natural gas boiling out of the North Sea from a leak at Total's abandoned Elgin platform forced wider evacuations off the Scottish coast on Tuesday as the French firm
warned it may take six months to halt the flow.

Dubbed "the well from hell" by a Norwegian environmentalist who said the high pressure of the undersea
reservoirs in the field made it especially hard to shut off, a plume of gas was visible over the platform,
officials said, and a sheen of oil, also produced from the rig, was spreading over the water.

As well as gas, Total said Elgin also produces 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) of light crude oil, exported via the BP- :angry:
operated Forties pipeline system. Britain's total output last month was 1.09 million bpd.

"This is the well from hell," said the activist, Frederic Hauge, head of Bellona, a leading Norwegian group that closely monitors the oil industry. "This problem is out of control."
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:34 PM

"Wild Well Control, a company that helped tackle the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and Kuwait's raging oil fires,
have joined efforts to avert disaster at a leaking gas platform off Scotland, rig operator Total said.

Wild Well Control was also one of the companies called in by Kuwait Oil Company in 1991 to regain control of oil well
fires set by Iraqi troops during the first Gulf War.
Their action was documented in the film "Fires of Kuwait".
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

Worse than any Great White you'll ever encounter (!?-you decide)

"Since the very first tar balls began rolling onshore along the Gulf of Mexico following 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil-rig
explosion and subsequent underwater oil geyser, the oil industry told us to relax because those tar balls were completely harmless.

But as we approach the two year anniversary of the disaster, new studies have confirmed that the tar balls we’re seeing
along our beaches contain bacteria that are capable of killing human beings.

The new study, conducted by scientists at Auburn University, confirmed the presence of a bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus.

According to researchers, this is the same bacteria that is responsible for causing illness and death from
eating bad oysters.
The tar balls contained concentrations of this bacteria more than 100 times greater than the surrounding water.

National Geographic recently pointed out that tarballs are continuously washing up along the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico,
meaning that the threat of bacterial infection is not only real, but it is persistent."
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:54 AM

"In Nigeria's Akwa Ibom State, an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured on May 1, 2010 and spilled over a million gallons
of oil, reported the Guardian. The leak continued for seven days before it was stopped.
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In May 2010, several thousand barrels of oil spilled from the Trans-Alaska pipeline "during a scheduled pipeline shutdown
at a pump station near Fort Greely," explained AP.
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In June 2010, a Chevron pipeline ruptured and spilled oil into a creek near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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In late July 2010, an Enbridge pipeline in southwestern Michigan sprung a leak and
spilled over 800,000 gallons of oil into a creek which flows into the Kalamazoo River.
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In July 2010, China experienced what was reported as the "country's largest reported oil spill" after a pipeline rupture near the northeastern port city of Dailan. The Chinese government reported that about 461,790 gallons of oil had spilled,
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In late April 2011, a pipeline in northwestern Alberta began leaking, and created the worst spill in the province in
36 years, reported the Calgary Herald.
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In June 2011, an oil spill occurred about 25 miles off the coast of China's Shandong province in Bohai Bay.
A second spill followed in July.
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In July 2011, a pipeline beneath Montana's Yellowstone River ruptured and sent an oil plume 25 miles downstream, reported AP.

Despite reassurances from ExxonMobil that the pipeline was safe,
the July spill released what was originally estimated to be 42,000 gallons of oil.
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In August 2011, an oil rig off the eastern coast of Scotland began leaking oil into the North Sea. Royal Dutch Shell,
which operates the Gannet Alpha oil rig, initially reported that 54,600 gallons of oil were spilled.

A second leak soon occurred, turning the spill into the worst in the North Sea in a decade, reported AP.
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In mid-November 2011, Brazilian authorities began investigating an offshore spill near Rio de Janeiro, reported AP.

Chevron initially reported that between 400 and 650 barrels of oil had spilled into the Atlantic, while a nonprofit
environmental group using satellite imagery estimated that the spill rate was at least 3,738 barrels per day.
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In October 2011, a Liberian-flagged cargo ship ran aground on a reef in Northern New Zealand and began leaking oil.

With oil washing up on shore, a government minister deemed it the country's largest maritime environmental disaster
a week later.
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The spill, which took place near the coast of Nigeria, was reported as "likely the worst to hit those waters in a decade,"
according to AP. The spill, which covered 350 square miles of ocean at its peak, was reported as having released
"40,000 barrels -- or 1.68 million gallons" of oil."

Or I could have posted this in this thread-
http://www.altenergy...lanet-with-oil/
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

These spills have become so common place that now they report them as if it is no big deal. It is a very big deal in my book and my heart goes out to all the sea creatures and plants. Each time I hear about an oil spill, I literally imagine the feeling of inhaling the crude oil and the pain the sea creatures feel. Then to know that people eventually eat them too!
The carelessness is just an extension of the attitude that profits are more important than lives.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:46 AM

And here we go again-
and again-
and again.
Are these billion dollar mega profit oil companies ever going to get their ^%$# together?
Doubtful.
But then again, we keep buying cars/trucks that run on this *&^%.
(Also shown, some of the oil spills we've had since the Gulf disaster.
Slide #8-using paper towels for cleanup? OMG)
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:31 AM

View PostShortpoet-GTD, on 20 November 2011 - 04:44 PM, said:

Here we go, again. Posted Image
SAO PAULO -- "An ongoing oil spill off the Brazilian coast occurred because Chevron
underestimated the pressure in an underwater reservoir, the head of the company's Brazil operations said Sunday.
Brazil's National Petroleum Agency has said it's possible more than 110,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the Atlantic Ocean.
George Buck, chief operating officer for the Brazilian division of the San Ramon, estimated that 420 gallons to 4,200 gallons (1,590 liters to 15,900 liters) a day are still leaking from the seabed cracks.
He declined to guess when the leaks would stop, saying it was hard to predict how long it would take the oil that rushed up the bore hole to make its way to the ocean floor, or even how much of it eventually would.
Brazil itself has had bigger oil spills than this one.

In 2000, crude spewed from a broken pipeline at the Reduc refinery in Rio de Janeiro's scenic Guanabara Bay, spewing at least 344,400 gallons (1.3 million liters) into the water.
Just a few months later, more than 1 million gallons (3.8 million liters) of crude burst from a pipeline operated by state-controlled oil company Petrobras into a river in southern Brazil.

Brazil's worst oil disaster was in 1975, when an oil tanker from Iraq dumped more than
8 million gallons of crude into the bay and caused Rio's famous beaches to be closed for nearly three weeks."
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So it's no biggie because it's happened before, and the "before" was worse?
&^&^%$%^%&!!!!!! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Whoot! Whoot!

chevron and transocean have to suspend operations and they have to do it quickly. After 30 days, a federal
court ordered them to pay $244 million per day if they don't comply.
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Update here.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:39 AM

Navy ship collides with oil tanker close to the Strait of Hormuz.
Supposedly, no leaks at this time.
http://www.npr.org/t...oryId=158646821

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:00 AM

Chevron was given a 30% discount, because they paid their fine on time (for that Sao Paulo oil spill.)
Hello?

I'll post the link as soon as I stop tearing my hair out. :angry:

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:07 AM

Brazilian court rules in favor of chevron :angry:  and dismisses criminal charges.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:41 AM

"A Brazilian prosecutor plans to file criminal charges against Chevron Corp and some of its local managers within weeks,
adding the threat of prison sentences to an $11 billion civil lawsuit as punishment for a November offshore oil spill.
Transocean Ltd, whose rig was used in the operation, and some of its employees in Brazil are also expected to be charged".

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:14 AM

View PostLouisseSantos, on 16 March 2013 - 12:41 AM, said:

"A Brazilian prosecutor plans to file criminal charges against Chevron Corp and some of its local managers within weeks,
adding the threat of prison sentences to an $11 billion civil lawsuit as punishment for a November offshore oil spill.
Transocean Ltd, whose rig was used in the operation, and some of its employees in Brazil are also expected to be charged".
Read above post-
Brazilian court rules in favor of chevron :angry:  and dismisses criminal charges.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

Update-
13 oil spills in 30 days.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:21 AM

Freedom of press?
Not so much, if exxon says no.

"On Friday morning, Inside Climate Newsreported that an Exxon spokesperson told reporter Lisa Song that she could be "arrested for criminal trespass" when she went to the command center to try to find representatives
from the EPA and the Department of Transportation.
On Friday afternoon, I spoke to the news director from the local NPR affiliate who said he, too,
had been threatened with arrest while trying to cover the spill."
Via Mother Jones

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:24 AM

Who heard of this one?
Not many, I would guess.
When 2.5 million gallons of wastewater are spilled; you'd think someone would notice. <_<



"Alberta's environmental regulatory agency waited 11 days :angry:
to tell the public about what many are calling the biggest wastewater spill in recent North American history. "

The photo's in the piece show the damage to the forest in the area.


Two striking statements-
"It is not known when the pipeline began leaking the toxic materials."
And-
"Houston-based Apache Corp. said in its own release that the spill posed "no risk to the public." :angry:
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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:21 AM

Technically, not an oil spill but a natural gas leak from Hercules 265 natural gas platform.

When rig workers were drilling a new hole into an existing well, natural gas "began spewing uncontrollably"
from the seafloor.
Later, the gas ignited and rig partially collapsed.
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Also this piece from Think Progress- (scroll down for several additional articles from sources around the web
on environmental issues)
http://thinkprogress...xico/?mobile=nc

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:14 PM

These "another oil spill" posts are getting old. It would be nice not to post them, but more damage-
this time in the Gulf of Thailand. :sad:
And again, it's a pipeline leak. (And people wonder why we don't want the Keystone pipeline? Hello?)

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:04 PM

Here we go again. This time in North Dakota.
Over 20,000 barrels of crude spill out onto wheat fields.
(Hold off on Wheat Thins and Shredded Wheat for awhile I guess)

And if the farmer didn't catch it? How many more barrels would have leaked out?

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:16 AM

Oil not paint-
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:20 AM

They just repaired a leaking pipe that carries 150,000 barrels of crude oil a day, and you guessed it;
it's leaking again; courtesy of shell-in Nigeria. :angry:

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