Satellite View of BP Oil Spill Dispersant Encompassing Gulf of Mexico

25 12 2011

Satellite photo vendors and DARPA tool Digital Globe have a few free items for public view.

One is of the BP oil spill and the toxic dispersant  (evidence hider and lawsuit gunker) seen spreading across the entire Gulf of Mexico.

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Giant size JPG here –

http://www.digitalglobe.com/downloads/featured_images/19_us_gulfofmexico_wv2_june15_2010_dg.jpg 





Greg Palast – Vulture’s Picnic (on BP Oil Spill Cover-Up)

3 12 2011

Link – http://youtu.be/cCAlF-PQ-Fk





Gulf Of Mexico: Oil And Corexit Is Killing Everything In Its Path!

24 08 2011

PHOTOS

from – http://codshit.blogspot.com/2011/06/gulf-of-mexico-oil-and-corexit-is.html

by Trowbridge H. Ford

RELATED:  Weather-Making, Katrina, and the Gulf Tragedy





Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq

20 04 2011

From the [UK] Independent:

The minutes of a series of meetings between ministers and senior oil executives are at odds with the public denials of self-interest from oil companies and Western governments at the time.

The documents were not offered as evidence in the ongoing Chilcot Inquiry into the UK’s involvement in the Iraq war. In March 2003, just before Britain went to war, Shell denounced reports that it had held talks with Downing Street about Iraqi oil as “highly inaccurate”. BP denied that it had any “strategic interest” in Iraq, while Tony Blair described “the oil conspiracy theory” as “the most absurd”.

But documents from October and November the previous year paint a very different picture. . . . 

. . . . Five months before the March 2003 invasion, Baroness Symons, then the Trade Minister, told BP that the Government believed British energy firms should be given a share of Iraq’s enormous oil and gas reserves as a reward for Tony Blair’s military commitment to US plans for regime change. . . . 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/secret-memos-expose-link-between-oil-firms-and-invasion-of-iraq-2269610.html 





Dispersants used in Gulf oil spill a flop

27 01 2011

from PYSORG.com –

First study of dispersants in Gulf spill suggests a prolonged deepwater fate

…. suprise, suprise!

” ….  To combat last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, nearly 800,000 gallons of chemical dispersant were injected directly into the oil and gas flow coming out of the wellhead nearly one mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, as scientists begin to assess how well the strategy worked at breaking up oil droplets, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) chemist Elizabeth B. Kujawinski and her colleagues report that a major component of the dispersant itself was contained within an oil-gas-laden plume in the deep ocean and had still not degraded some three months after it was applied…. ” (more)

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-dispersants-gulf-prolonged-deepwater-fate.html





Obama bows to B.P. – DETAILS

21 08 2010

Jared Israel has the whole story on how the US ceded authority over the gulf oil disaster to the culprit BP.

see    http://tenc.net/briefing.htm

The reporters demanded: ‘Why doesn’t the government remove BP from control?’

The Great White House Press Corps Semi-Rebellion

Apparently feeling some of the same anger and dismay as most everyone else, at the White House press briefing on May 21, 2010 the press corps semi-rebelled. 

“Semi” because, although they rose up against Obama’s policy of putting BP in charge of the Gulf disaster response, their rebellion did not last.  Nevertheless it was stunning.  The Washington press corps, comprised of leading reporters from leading media, may be the least likely group of rebels in the modern world; perhaps in the ancient world as well. They depend on the good will of the administration in power. White House press briefings are like formal dances; if not always choreographed, they certainly sometimes are, and they are always demanding of protocol: one step forward, one step back, never step out of line and don’t step on the press secretary’s delicate toes….(more)





27,000 Abandoned Oil Wells in Gulf NEVER INSPECTED

20 07 2010

SOME OF THEM LEAKING (!!)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government’s oil spill chief said Tuesday that seepage detected two miles from BP’s oil cap is coming from another well.

There are two wells within two miles of BP’s blowout, one that has been abandoned and another that is not in production.

“It’s actually closer to that facility than it is to the Macondo well,” the one that blew out, Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said at a Tuesday afternoon briefing. “The combination of that and the fact that it’s not uncommon to have seepage around these” abandoned wells is what convinced engineers that BP’s well wasn’t the source of the seepage, he said.

There around 27,000 abandoned wells in the Gulf, and an Associated Press investigation showed this month that they’re not checked for leaks.

Allen also says five leaks in and around the broken well are more like ‘drips’ and don’t mean the well is unstable. He’s extended testing of the experimental cap by another day, which means the oil will remain shut in.

The mechanical cap has stopped the oil since Thursday. But several leaks had caused mounting concern that the cap was displacing pressure and causing leaks deep underground.

If oil is leaking through bedrock and mud, it could cause instability in the sea floor and make the environmental disaster even worse and harder to fix.

OOPS!  AP bans quotes from them!  Dear me!  To find the article search with “abandoned oil well” or “27,000”  as a search term! – F.C.