BP to use domes to capture giant US oil spill

May 4, 2010 Full story: news.yahoo.com 114

Yahoo News reports winds pushed a giant slick towards fragile wetlands on the United States coast Tuesday as efforts intensified to bottle up a ruptured oil well causing the growing environmental disaster .

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#1 May 4, 2010
At least they are doing something to help clean up their mistake!
dahling

AOL

#2 May 4, 2010
Whose mistake? BP is not taking the blame, or have you not heard. I suspect the contractors that did the drilling and run the rig will try to duck it too. They probably have their company structured so that even if they are to blame, the shell company will be bankrupt. I am willing to bet that eventually we taxpayers will be on the hook for most of the cost of clean-up, remediation, and reimbursements.
Islandude mobile

Covington, LA

#3 May 4, 2010
Ye speaketh the truth...there are more divisions in these big companies than post-K looters in Nawlins

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#4 May 4, 2010
okay guys not trying to start a fight don't believe in it and not trying to be ugly. Just please let me point out some things and I'm not trying to say you are wrong or anything you got a right to your opinion so dont get upset.
BP contracted this other company to drill...the explosion happened while they were drilling. If you work in the oil business you understand what can happen and there are always dangers they have fire drills every week. People are human it is possible somebody did something wrong or it's possible mother nature decided to act up. They will investigate this...BP said from day one they were gonna do everything they could and pick up the cost. If you contracted somebody to do a job and something went really wrong while they were doing it and people got killed and it caused a lot of damage what would happen? They would investigate and then go from there to figure out who is responsible and to blame and if anybody did something wrong. You wouldn't want somebody just pointing a finger at you saying pay up and accusing you of killing people when you didn't do it... and there's no way you could pay for everything.Maybe neither one of these companies did anything wrong...this was the deepest well drilled mother nature could have caused it. The news twist and report what is juicy and gets them ratings it's like nobody really cares what really happened they just want to hang somebody. Those oil companies supply a lot of jobs and if everybody walked or rode a bike there wouldn't be such a big demand for oil and wouldn't have to drill..
harry

Lake Ariel, PA

#5 May 5, 2010
should had dome made a long time ago
fishfighter

Erwinville, LA

#6 May 5, 2010
harry wrote:
should had dome made a long time ago
No, they should of had a real BOP in place which would of cost them a big $500,000 more. But noooooooo,they had to save a buck!
big boy

United States

#7 May 5, 2010
fishfighter wrote:
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No, they should of had a real BOP in place which would of cost them a big $500,000 more. But noooooooo,they had to save a buck!
you are correct, and MMS is out in the Gulf checking all rigs and platforms, to make sure all safety measures are in place, we have them here today for 3 days of inspections, and procedures. when the media said that Obama was sending out swat teams to the rigs, it was MMS, to inspect all safety systems.
Holy Moly

Broussard, LA

#8 May 5, 2010
I heard reputable reports that it wasn't an accident, it was actually torpedos from a North Korean 2 man submarine launched from Cuba. The 1st torpedo destroyed the rig and the 2nd damaged the BOP. This is being covered up by the Obama administration because of far left opposition to offshore drilling and this is being used to block further offshore drilling.
dahling

AOL

#10 May 5, 2010
Ruby1 wrote:
okay guys not trying to start a fight don't believe in it and not trying to be ugly. Just please let me point out some things and I'm not trying to say you are wrong or anything you got a right to your opinion so dont get upset.
BP contracted this other company to drill...the explosion happened while they were drilling. If you work in the oil business you understand what can happen and there are always dangers they have fire drills every week. People are human it is possible somebody did something wrong or it's possible mother nature decided to act up. They will investigate this...BP said from day one they were gonna do everything they could and pick up the cost. If you contracted somebody to do a job and something went really wrong while they were doing it and people got killed and it caused a lot of damage what would happen? They would investigate and then go from there to figure out who is responsible and to blame and if anybody did something wrong. You wouldn't want somebody just pointing a finger at you saying pay up and accusing you of killing people when you didn't do it... and there's no way you could pay for everything.Maybe neither one of these companies did anything wrong...this was the deepest well drilled mother nature could have caused it. The news twist and report what is juicy and gets them ratings it's like nobody really cares what really happened they just want to hang somebody. Those oil companies supply a lot of jobs and if everybody walked or rode a bike there wouldn't be such a big demand for oil and wouldn't have to drill..
Despite your comments, BP is gonna eat some of it. BP, itself, said they would pay, but coyly did not say how much. Obama said they BP would pay and some Senators and Congressmen have agreed. So, the onus is on BP, not some contractor (who, by the way, had a poor safety record last year). The bill for the cleanup, remediation, and losses is going to be tremendous. Yet, check out the article from Time magazine ( http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,859... ]that explains that while BP has to pay for all cleanup, its liability for all other claims is $75 million. So who pays? Betcha it will be us taxpayers on the hook.
kathy weeks

Bossier City, LA

#11 May 5, 2010
OK This is what I think, for whatever it's worth: The price of gas will go up of course. But I'll tell ya who I think is gonna pay, First they gotta see how much in damages and clean up, then they will go after who ever has the money.
It's just like before it was a law to have liability insurance on your vehicles, if you were at fault and you didn't have insurance, then the insurance for the other persons company will have to pay
This is mother earth and some body out there has billions and THEY ARE GONNA PAY!!!
they can hold a engineer responsible all they want but he doesn't have billions and it will take billions to clean it up
The company with the most money will have to pay after the others run out of money period.
kathy weeks

Bossier City, LA

#12 May 5, 2010
and maybe they can use some stimulas billions to put people to work cleaning mother earth
JUST GIT HER DONE!!
Sage

Clinton, MS

#13 May 5, 2010
And one of the Kennedy's said on Larry King Live
that it was George Bush's fault.
kathy weeks

Bossier City, LA

#14 May 5, 2010
Lord knows Bush and Chenny have plenty of money from thier profits in oil investments
Citizen X

United States

#15 May 5, 2010
fishfighter wrote:
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No, they should of had a real BOP in place which would of cost them a big $500,000 more. But noooooooo,they had to save a buck!
I feel sure the BOP's are top notch. They are tested weekly. MMS comes out every month and checks paperwork and charts and I can promise you, these charts cannot be altered. I suspect that the tool joint is probably at the point at the Blind/Shear rams and that is why it will not close. It will cut the pipe but not the tool joint. With all this being said, with all the equipment on board, I cannot understand how this well got to the point of blowing out. Too many safety devices in place to prevent this.
birdwatcherj

Broussard, LA

#16 May 5, 2010
Citizen X wrote:
<quoted text>I feel sure the BOP's are top notch. They are tested weekly. MMS comes out every month and checks paperwork and charts and I can promise you, these charts cannot be altered. I suspect that the tool joint is probably at the point at the Blind/Shear rams and that is why it will not close. It will cut the pipe but not the tool joint. With all this being said, with all the equipment on board, I cannot understand how this well got to the point of blowing out. Too many safety devices in place to prevent this.
Kiss AZZ company man!!!!!!! LMAO THE BIRD!!!!!!!!!
Holy Moly

Broussard, LA

#17 May 6, 2010
Rigger wrote:
Of course, idiots will always come up with some sort of conspiracy theory!
<quoted text>
I find this a lot more believable than the whacko left conspiracy theory that George Bush was responsible for 9/11.
Holy Moly

Broussard, LA

#18 May 6, 2010
Citizen X wrote:
<quoted text>I cannot understand how this well got to the point of blowing out. Too many safety devices in place to prevent this.
Obviously there weren't too many devices in place......duh......
Holy Moly

Broussard, LA

#19 May 6, 2010
kathy weeks wrote:
Lord knows Bush and Chenny have plenty of money from thier profits in oil investments
Drink some more kool aid. I would rather my leaders make their money in legitimate business like oil rather than bogus bullshit like Al Gore and his global warming cap and trade crap.
kathy weeks

Bossier City, LA

#20 May 6, 2010
Citizen X wrote:
<quoted text>I feel sure the BOP's are top notch. They are tested weekly. MMS comes out every month and checks paperwork and charts and I can promise you, these charts cannot be altered. I suspect that the tool joint is probably at the point at the Blind/Shear rams and that is why it will not close. It will cut the pipe but not the tool joint. With all this being said, with all the equipment on board, I cannot understand how this well got to the point of blowing out. Too many safety devices in place to prevent this.
Do you work for mms? if so, after what they reported on the news last night about mms, I'm not real sure you should admit that to people
Ya'll got a real bad name right now
I heard mms is going to be disbanded and reorganized from ground up
Some random guy

Philadelphia, PA

#21 May 6, 2010
Do you beleive everything you hear from the media? The well kicked and the sheer volume of gas that came up displaced the sea water. Your fighting mother nature & sometimes we lose. The drilling rig in question had a very good safety record and was not very old so the equipment should of been able to handle the kickback. But as with all manmade things there is a failure this happens to be at 5000' feet. The area they where drilling in is known for high volume & violent kick backs.

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