'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by hk » Tue, 04 May 2010 01:01:35


Interior Secretary Salazar: US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The BP PLC (BP) oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of
Mexico may be worse that the 1989 ExxonMobil Corp. (XOM) Valdez spill in
Alaska, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on CNN Sunday.

"The worst-case scenario is we could have 100,000 barrels or more of oil
flowing out," Salazar said on CNN's "State of the Union."

BP and the U.S. government have over the past week stuck to their raised
estimate of 5,000 barrels a day spilling out of the deepwater well.

But Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said on ABC News that the
current spill rate could currently be much higher.

"Right now that could be in the tens of thousands of gallons per day, of
barrels per day," she said.

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said their worst fear is that the well
could leak at 100,000 barrels a day, if the well head breaks. Industry
experts say that the well pipe appears to be crimped, curbing the
potential leak rate.

Friday, industry experts said based on satellite images and standard
measuring indexes, they estimate the spill rate at 20,000 barrels a day
to 25,000 barrels a day. If those rates are accurate, the spill could
already rival the 11-million gallon Valdez slick that economically and
environmentally devastated part of Alaska.

Allen said three leaks have now been found at the well.

Asked if the 25,000 barrel a day figures were accurate, head of BP
America, Lamar McKay, said on ABC that their own estimates were "very,
very uncertain."

Salazar said that he believed BP could stop the leak, but he fears that
it may take 90 days to do that. BP is placing a new rig over the leak
and will soon attempt to use drilling tools to close the leak.

If the 25,000 barrel-a-day estimate is accurate and the leak lasts for
90 days, that's 2.25 million barrels, or 94.5 million gallons.

Besides hitting sensitive wetlands, marshlands, bird migration stops,
and other wildlife, the leak is threatening major fishing and spawning
areas in the Gulf. Coastal towns from Louisiana to Florida are also
concerned that their beaches will be covered in oil tar, hurting their
tourism industries.

- - -

Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

Moron.

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'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by BAR » Tue, 04 May 2010 01:14:55



Quote:
> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

> Moron.

Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by hk » Tue, 04 May 2010 01:29:51


Quote:


>> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
>> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

>> Moron.

> Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
> Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

> Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
> assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
> in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

Yeah, the right's been trying to play that card, but it'll only world on
the dumb and uneducated...you know...people like you.

If you really were interested in blaming a pol, you'd be blaming***
Cheney. The well that blew lacked an acoustic switch, a failsafe device
that shuts the flow of oil off at the source and are required in
off-shore drilling platforms in most of the world...except for the
United States. This was one of the deregulations devised by*** Cheney.

There you go, ***wit.

--
The Tea Party's teabaggers are just the Republican base by another name.

 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by hk » Tue, 04 May 2010 01:34:13


Quote:



>>> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
>>> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

>>> Moron.

>> Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
>> Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

>> Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
>> assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
>> in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

> Yeah, the right's been trying to play that card, but it'll only world on
> the dumb and uneducated...you know...people like you.

> If you really were interested in blaming a pol, you'd be blaming***
> Cheney. The well that blew lacked an acoustic switch, a failsafe device
> that shuts the flow of oil off at the source and are required in
> off-shore drilling platforms in most of the world...except for the
> United States. This was one of the deregulations devised by*** Cheney.

> There you go, ***wit.

only work...not world.

--
The Tea Party's teabaggers are just the Republican base by another name.

 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by Loogypicke » Tue, 04 May 2010 01:42:18


Quote:


> > Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
> > Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

> > Moron.

> Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
> Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

> Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
> assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
> in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

That's just plain intellectually false on the right's part. The Coast
Guard was there almost immediately and Obama said ON THE FIRST DAY
that the Dept. of Defense was at their disposal.
 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by nom=de=plum » Tue, 04 May 2010 02:23:25


Quote:


>> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
>> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

>> Moron.

> Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
> Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

> Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
> assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
> in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

You're another racist ***. And, you're a liar.
 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by Canuck5 » Tue, 04 May 2010 02:36:10


Quote:

> Interior Secretary Salazar: US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez

> WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The BP PLC (BP) oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of
> Mexico may be worse that the 1989 ExxonMobil Corp. (XOM) Valdez spill in
> Alaska, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on CNN Sunday.

> "The worst-case scenario is we could have 100,000 barrels or more of oil
> flowing out," Salazar said on CNN's "State of the Union."

> BP and the U.S. government have over the past week stuck to their raised
> estimate of 5,000 barrels a day spilling out of the deepwater well.

> But Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said on ABC News that the
> current spill rate could currently be much higher.

> "Right now that could be in the tens of thousands of gallons per day, of
> barrels per day," she said.

> Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said their worst fear is that the well
> could leak at 100,000 barrels a day, if the well head breaks. Industry
> experts say that the well pipe appears to be crimped, curbing the
> potential leak rate.

> Friday, industry experts said based on satellite images and standard
> measuring indexes, they estimate the spill rate at 20,000 barrels a day
> to 25,000 barrels a day. If those rates are accurate, the spill could
> already rival the 11-million gallon Valdez slick that economically and
> environmentally devastated part of Alaska.

> Allen said three leaks have now been found at the well.

> Asked if the 25,000 barrel a day figures were accurate, head of BP
> America, Lamar McKay, said on ABC that their own estimates were "very,
> very uncertain."

> Salazar said that he believed BP could stop the leak, but he fears that
> it may take 90 days to do that. BP is placing a new rig over the leak
> and will soon attempt to use drilling tools to close the leak.

> If the 25,000 barrel-a-day estimate is accurate and the leak lasts for
> 90 days, that's 2.25 million barrels, or 94.5 million gallons.

> Besides hitting sensitive wetlands, marshlands, bird migration stops,
> and other wildlife, the leak is threatening major fishing and spawning
> areas in the Gulf. Coastal towns from Louisiana to Florida are also
> concerned that their beaches will be covered in oil tar, hurting their
> tourism industries.

> - - -

> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

> Moron.

And I hear big mouth is going to take Airforce One out for a spin.  How
many gallons per mile does it get?  But an excuse for Obama to flex the
gums.

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'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by BAR » Tue, 04 May 2010 02:42:16



Quote:




> >> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
> >> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

> >> Moron.

> > Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
> > Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

> > Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
> > assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
> > in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

> Yeah, the right's been trying to play that card, but it'll only world on
> the dumb and uneducated...you know...people like you.

> If you really were interested in blaming a pol, you'd be blaming***
> Cheney. The well that blew lacked an acoustic switch, a failsafe device
> that shuts the flow of oil off at the source and are required in
> off-shore drilling platforms in most of the world...except for the
> United States. This was one of the deregulations devised by*** Cheney.

> There you go, ***wit.

Obama is president, its Obams's oil spill.

You are the guy who plays by these rules.

 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by BAR » Tue, 04 May 2010 02:45:17


says...

Quote:





> >> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
> >> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

> >> Moron.

> > Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
> > Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

> > Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
> > assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
> > in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

> You're another racist ***. And, you're a liar.

This is the problem with the Democrats and liberals, a rush to label
everyone as racists for any and all disagreements.

What did I lie about?

 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by Canuck5 » Tue, 04 May 2010 02:48:24


Quote:


>> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
>> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

>> Moron.

> Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
> Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

> Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
> assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
> in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

Think, if we put politicians under the same scrutiny as private business
providing jobs...

We would have to arm the middle class with riffles to have an open
season on DC politicians with prizes for triple kills.

Good part is my foreign oil stock is up big time.  Don't own the spill
company, but the competition will benefit from the higher prices.  Obama
is predictable, what a knee jerk.  But what the hell he provides good
investment opportunities.

Ya, it is bad, but it isn't going to be big mouth that fixes it.

--
Are we being heard or are we a herd?

 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by Canuck5 » Tue, 04 May 2010 03:20:20


Quote:




>>> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
>>> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

>>> Moron.

>> Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
>> Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

>> Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
>> assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
>> in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

> You're another racist ***. And, you're a liar.

We know we won the argument when you drop the conversation down to your
own racism.

--
Are we being heard or are we a herd?

 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by bpuhari » Tue, 04 May 2010 04:16:29

Quote:



>> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
>> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

>> Moron.

>Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
>Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

why? did you expect him to don a diving suit and shut off the well?

Quote:

>Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
>assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
>in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

ever hear of BP? they had something to do with it

and..by the by...the well was built before obama was president

is there any more proof that the right hates the *** president?

 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by bpuhari » Tue, 04 May 2010 04:17:33

Quote:


>> There you go, ***wit.

>Obama is president, its Obams's oil spill.

uh no. not everything that happens in the world is obama's fault

i realize he's black and that's why you hate him. but try to make some
sense, OK?

Quote:

>You are the guy who plays by these rules.

 
 
 

'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by Canuck5 » Tue, 04 May 2010 05:25:17


Quote:


>>> There you go, ***wit.

>> Obama is president, its Obams's oil spill.

> uh no. not everything that happens in the world is obama's fault

> i realize he's black and that's why you hate him. but try to make some
> sense, OK?

I submit you are a black supremacist then.  Anti-white racist.

Every president ever has had to endure the criticisms, sorry, Omama
being 1/2 jive talking black isn't going to let him off the hook.  And
saying he is exempt because he is 1/2 black isn't going to cut it.

Get over it.

Quote:
>> You are the guy who plays by these rules.

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'US Gulf Oil Spill May Be Worse Than Valdez'

Post by Loogypicke » Tue, 04 May 2010 05:46:03


Quote:

> says...





> > >> Apparently, rec.boats' "Frogwatch" was not consulted. According to
> > >> Frogwatch, the spill is no big deal.

> > >> Moron.

> > > Where was Obama while the oil was gushing out of the well? Playing golf?
> > > Banging his ***? Or figuring out how to kill of private industry?

> > > Obama and his administration were missing from the Gulf of Mexico to
> > > assess and take action to stem the flow of oil from the worst oil spill
> > > in US history. And yes this is Obama's oil spill and disaster.

> > You're another racist ***. And, you're a liar.

> This is the problem with the Democrats and liberals, a rush to label
> everyone as racists for any and all disagreements.

> What did I lie about?- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

Your whole original post was inherently false. First of all, the last
I checked, the Coast Guard is a government agency and was there ASAP.
Further, Obama stated on the second day of the spill that the U.S.
military is at their disposal. Further than that, the oil spill is the
direct result of a private industry's lack of clear procedures. And
even further, being as such is nothing like Katrina, a natural
disaster, this was man made.