BP gets OK to burn off captured oil, gas at sea

BP won permission to start burning oil and gas piped up from its broken seafloor well as part of a pledge to more than triple how much crude it stops from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Read more
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jun 15, 2010
They are just now giving them permission to do so? We had other countries offer us help right after this occured and the Obama admin said no thanks. The reaction to this has been so bungled.
gwisahoax

Andover, MN

#2 Jun 15, 2010
Let me guess... Before they could burn off the oil, they needed to do an environmental impact study.

Since: Dec 08

Medina, TX

#3 Jun 15, 2010
If anyone wishes to see how inept Obama is on this disaster just google " Dutch offer help" and "Maine oil booms". After reading this information I asked myself where in the hell is the media on this? They are protecting Obama.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#4 Jun 15, 2010
sailorman2 wrote:
If anyone wishes to see how inept Obama is on this disaster just google " Dutch offer help" and "Maine oil booms". After reading this information I asked myself where in the hell is the media on this? They are protecting Obama.
Blah Blah Blah
taxtaxtax

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jun 15, 2010
Bush had Katrina
Obama has BP

The lesson we should take away is that our leaders have very little they can really do when disaster strikes.

It would behoove us as a nation to turn less to government.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jun 15, 2010
The Golf Guy wrote:
<quoted text> Blah Blah Blah
That is the best response I have ever read on Topix. Have you ever given thought to apply to be Obama's press secretary?
Amy

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jun 15, 2010
The Golf Guy wrote:
<quoted text> Blah Blah Blah
This is the most tolerable post I have ever seen from you Golf.
Dances with Wolves

Elkton, MD

#8 Jun 15, 2010
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot wrote:
They are just now giving them permission to do so? We had other countries offer us help right after this occured and the Obama admin said no thanks. The reaction to this has been so bungled.
Sort of makes you think that the Obama administration wanted to makes things worse on purpose before acting. In that way, they can use the disaster as an excuse to pass legislation that will put more money into their coffers.

I read the same as you. It appears that our Government would not accept help at first when offered. They wasted alot of time while more and more oil leaked into the gulf. They didn't even listen to the residents of the area, nor the experts in the field.

It's coming. More taxes somewhere to pay for some "created" problem which funds will be diverted into some special interest of this Administration. And BP will be front and center of the blame game.
Dances with Wolves

Elkton, MD

#9 Jun 15, 2010
taxtaxtax wrote:
Bush had Katrina
Obama has BP
The lesson we should take away is that our leaders have very little they can really do when disaster strikes.
It would behoove us as a nation to turn less to government.
Agreed. We have had many disasters in which the American people took care of the problem themselves. Floods. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Those citizens who immediately went into action to preserve and protect their land fared much better than those that waited for Government help.

The Government seems to create road blocks, which they did in this Gulf disaster. Instead of immediate action and acceptance of help from other Countries, our Government came up with all kinds of roadblocks as ships came to the Gulf and waited to assist.

Since: Dec 08

Medina, TX

#10 Jun 15, 2010
The Golf Guy wrote:
<quoted text> Blah Blah Blah
What's wrong Gulper? Afraid to read what's really going on with your idiot hero Obama. Or, don't you know how to google?

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#11 Jun 15, 2010
Dances with Wolves wrote:
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Sort of makes you think that the Obama administration wanted to makes things worse on purpose before acting. In that way, they can use the disaster as an excuse to pass legislation that will put more money into their coffers.
I read the same as you. It appears that our Government would not accept help at first when offered. They wasted alot of time while more and more oil leaked into the gulf. They didn't even listen to the residents of the area, nor the experts in the field.
It's coming. More taxes somewhere to pay for some "created" problem which funds will be diverted into some special interest of this Administration. And BP will be front and center of the blame game.
BP should be front and center. Who else?

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#12 Jun 15, 2010
Amy wrote:
<quoted text>This is the most tolerable post I have ever seen from you Golf.
Was that a compliment?
Dances with Wolves

Elkton, MD

#13 Jun 15, 2010
The Golf Guy wrote:
<quoted text> BP should be front and center. Who else?
Seriously, I'm not sure yet. My main concern has been about fixing the leak and cleaning the mess. However, after an investigation, I would certainly like to learn the truth of what happened and who is responsible.

In that respect, I would like to know who built/owns the rig that malfunctioned causing the leak. My understanding is that it was not built by BP, so if it was faulty, it may become the problem of the manufacturer. You see, BP is certainly front and center, no doubt about it, but there is a chain here that may come into play. I have read that the Government failed to inspect the rig, which raises questions as to what the Government inspect it for and what, if any, responsible they bear on this. Second, as I said, whomever built the rig may have some responsibility if there was a known problem that they didn't tell anyone about.

There will be plenty of time to discuss the details and follow the chain of who did what when, but first the leak has to be stopped and the cleanup needs to commence.
Bill

Hobe Sound, FL

#14 Jun 15, 2010
gwisahoax wrote:
Let me guess... Before they could burn off the oil, they needed to do an environmental impact study.
Burning off was the very first step listed in the APPROVED emergency plan. Then, yes, at the moment when it was to be implimented, an ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY was demanded by the left wing liberal tree hugging idiots!!! That the moron who is currently occupying the oval office listened to them says all you need to know about him.
Bill

Hobe Sound, FL

#15 Jun 15, 2010
gwisahoax wrote:
Let me guess... Before they could burn off the oil, they needed to do an environmental impact study.
A side light to all of this is Ram Immanuelle being in the background. He is famous for his statement:"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." With that thought in mind, it would have been foolish (in Immanuelle's eyes) for them to rush right in, following the plan, and possibly prevent the disaster they now looked on as AN OPPORTUNITY!

Since: Dec 08

Medina, TX

#16 Jun 15, 2010
Dances with Wolves wrote:
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Seriously, I'm not sure yet. My main concern has been about fixing the leak and cleaning the mess. However, after an investigation, I would certainly like to learn the truth of what happened and who is responsible.
In that respect, I would like to know who built/owns the rig that malfunctioned causing the leak. My understanding is that it was not built by BP, so if it was faulty, it may become the problem of the manufacturer. You see, BP is certainly front and center, no doubt about it, but there is a chain here that may come into play. I have read that the Government failed to inspect the rig, which raises questions as to what the Government inspect it for and what, if any, responsible they bear on this. Second, as I said, whomever built the rig may have some responsibility if there was a known problem that they didn't tell anyone about.
There will be plenty of time to discuss the details and follow the chain of who did what when, but first the leak has to be stopped and the cleanup needs to commence.
Transocean is the owner of the rig. Google Deepwater Horizon and you can find out all about them.
Amused

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jun 15, 2010
MMmmm, fish fry anyone?
Dances with Wolves

Elkton, MD

#18 Jun 15, 2010
sailorman2 wrote:
<quoted text>Transocean is the owner of the rig. Google Deepwater Horizon and you can find out all about them.
Thanks for the info! It will interesting AFTER this crisis has been dealt with to learn if they share some of the liability. There are no easy answers at this early stage, but the priority has to be damage control before we deal with what caused this to happen. And when I say "damage control", I mean the oil spill itself and not "politics" and the "blame game".
Bill

Hobe Sound, FL

#19 Jun 15, 2010
Dances with Wolves wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. We have had many disasters in which the American people took care of the problem themselves. Floods. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Those citizens who immediately went into action to preserve and protect their land fared much better than those that waited for Government help.
The Government seems to create road blocks, which they did in this Gulf disaster. Instead of immediate action and acceptance of help from other Countries, our Government came up with all kinds of roadblocks as ships came to the Gulf and waited to assist.
"The Obama Administration and senior BP officials are frantically working not to stop the world’s worst oil disaster, but to hide the true extent of the actual ecological catastrophe. Senior researchers tell us that the BP drilling hit one of the oil migration channels and that the leakage could continue for years unless decisive steps are undertaken, something that seems far from the present strategy.



In a recent discussion, Vladimir Kutcherov, Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the Russian State University of Oil and Gas, predicted that the present oil spill flooding the Gulf Coast shores of the United States “could go on for years and years … many years.”[1]



According to Kutcherov, a leading specialist in the theory of abiogenic deep origin of petroleum,“What BP drilled into was what we call a ‘migration channel,’ a deep fault on which hydrocarbons generated in the depth of our planet migrate to the crust and are accumulated in rocks, something like Ghawar in Saudi Arabia.”[2] Ghawar, the world’s most prolific oilfield has been producing millions of barrels daily for almost 70 years with no end in sight. According to the abiotic science, Ghawar like all elephant and giant oil and gas deposits all over the world, is located on a migration channel similar to that in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico."by F. William Engdahl

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#20 Jun 15, 2010
Dances with Wolves wrote:
<quoted text>
Seriously, I'm not sure yet. My main concern has been about fixing the leak and cleaning the mess. However, after an investigation, I would certainly like to learn the truth of what happened and who is responsible.
In that respect, I would like to know who built/owns the rig that malfunctioned causing the leak. My understanding is that it was not built by BP, so if it was faulty, it may become the problem of the manufacturer. You see, BP is certainly front and center, no doubt about it, but there is a chain here that may come into play. I have read that the Government failed to inspect the rig, which raises questions as to what the Government inspect it for and what, if any, responsible they bear on this. Second, as I said, whomever built the rig may have some responsibility if there was a known problem that they didn't tell anyone about.
There will be plenty of time to discuss the details and follow the chain of who did what when, but first the leak has to be stopped and the cleanup needs to commence.
I have said from day one, BP has shortcutted the steps and ignored safety in favor of time and money. This will all come out in due time.

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