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BP didn't consider hurricanes in its Gulf oil spill response plan

There are 32 comments on the Alabama Live story from Jun 30, 2010, titled BP didn't consider hurricanes in its Gulf oil spill response plan. In it, Alabama Live reports that:

Rep. Edward Markey says BP's disaster response plan for an oil spill doesn't mention hurricanes or tropical storms.

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Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#23 Jul 1, 2010
frank miller wrote:
That's the way tides work idiot 'Dismayed Clemont #15'!! Well in spite of hurricane Alex having drifted west towards Mexico, there are still 12 ft.waves also affecting the other seventy-two
>5000 feet deep water off-shore wells, among the 3500 operating 24/7/365 days! What does that have to do with Representative Ed Markey [D-OR] rubbing salt into the wound? If you bothered to watch the CNN interrogations of all 4 major oil/natural gas players, besides BP, like Shell, Chevron, Mobil, Exxon CEO's, Representative Ed Markey himself brought up the fact that each separate "Official
Operating Procedures" manuals, submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Minerals and Mines were identical to each other!!
It is taken for granted that any accident may happen at any day of the year! That was one of the safety aspect Interior Secretary Salazar considered
when he suggested a moretorium on starting the new 36, >5000 feet platforms, before extracting the failed Deepwater-Horizon blow-out preventer, to find out what went wrong! But a Judge over ruled him! So what's with Representative Ed Markey's remarks?!
F.M.
First, I have better things to do than sit around watching CNN all day. I guess I misread your sentence about "...later in the tropical storm season", as if this is not tropical storm/hurricane season. However, later in the season the storms aren't usually Gulf storms, but on the Atlantic side.
frank miller

United States

#24 Jul 1, 2010
"Oh don't give me no back talk" you frigging anal-retentive imbecile 'Dismayed Clemont #23! Albeit I corrected myself in my #21 post, it may behoove you
besides reading a major city newpaper [go to a library, idiot if you live in a small town] everyday, watch these live Capitol Hill C-SPAN
hearings, and maybe you'll learn to discriminate
between political Ed Markey posturing, and real facts! Land heading hurricanes, sea-staying typhoons, are but brief climate anomalies
constantly plaguing these over 3500 off-shore rigs
every seasons these past 35 years! Just as constant freezing cold inclement weather plague European North Atlantic
off-shore rigs operated by BP, Shell, Total, Esso,
and a myriad of other sub-contracting entities!
So what is your point idiot? All corporate Petrochemical engineering be they on land, or at sea,'Standard Operating Procedures' have the worst possible scenario in mind! Did the 'Deepwater Horizon' BP sub-contractor screw up? Was the Blow Out Preventer {BOP} defective?
Was the rough-neck crew untrained? Did BP cut corners on safety? I realize that BP did submit to the U.S. Bureau of Minerals and Mines back in 2009, as proclaimed by Senator Barbara Boxer [D-CA] at these C-SPAN hearings an 'affidavit' that BP was ready for any disaster, and spill
mitigations!

My point is that rather than simply stand on the Maritime Law $75 millions maximum indemnity, and let the claimants go to long protracted Court
battles, and endless appeals for the rest, BP's executives, and legal counsels took the high road, by immediately servicing claims, putting over $20 billions dollars in escrow, with as much as $45 billion dollars open limit, AND delaying dividends to share-holders so as to keep as much liquid cash on hand to make things whole again!
F.M.

Will

Columbus, OH

#25 Jul 1, 2010
BHOSux wrote:
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Hey Willy, or is is red wanger? Get a grip. Oh, you probably did already.
More suggestive comments from closeted Republicans. Hear 'em all the time on here, strangely enough.

Or...maybe NOT so strangely?:)
BHOSux

Denver, CO

#26 Jul 1, 2010
Will wrote:
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More suggestive comments from closeted Republicans. Hear 'em all the time on here, strangely enough.
Or...maybe NOT so strangely?:)
Willy, willy, willy. Only in your fantasies.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#27 Jul 1, 2010
frank miller wrote:
"Oh don't give me no back talk" you frigging anal-retentive imbecile 'Dismayed Clemont #23! Albeit I corrected myself in my #21 post, it may behoove you
besides reading a major city newpaper [go to a library, idiot if you live in a small town] everyday, watch these live Capitol Hill C-SPAN
hearings, and maybe you'll learn to discriminate
between political Ed Markey posturing, and real facts! Land heading hurricanes, sea-staying typhoons, are but brief climate anomalies
constantly plaguing these over 3500 off-shore rigs
every seasons these past 35 years! Just as constant freezing cold inclement weather plague European North Atlantic
off-shore rigs operated by BP, Shell, Total, Esso,
and a myriad of other sub-contracting entities!
So what is your point idiot? All corporate Petrochemical engineering be they on land, or at sea,'Standard Operating Procedures' have the worst possible scenario in mind! Did the 'Deepwater Horizon' BP sub-contractor screw up? Was the Blow Out Preventer {BOP} defective?
Was the rough-neck crew untrained? Did BP cut corners on safety? I realize that BP did submit to the U.S. Bureau of Minerals and Mines back in 2009, as proclaimed by Senator Barbara Boxer [D-CA] at these C-SPAN hearings an 'affidavit' that BP was ready for any disaster, and spill
mitigations!
My point is that rather than simply stand on the Maritime Law $75 millions maximum indemnity, and let the claimants go to long protracted Court
battles, and endless appeals for the rest, BP's executives, and legal counsels took the high road, by immediately servicing claims, putting over $20 billions dollars in escrow, with as much as $45 billion dollars open limit, AND delaying dividends to share-holders so as to keep as much liquid cash on hand to make things whole again!
F.M.
You are the most obnoxious person on this forum. Sheesh...you must be absolutely miserable. It's not necessary for you to call everyone on here vile names just because you can't comprehend a differing point of view.
frank miller

United States

#28 Jul 1, 2010
If I wanted opinions I'd go buy the 'Racing Form'
you illiterate limited vocabulary sanctimonious obnoxious revolving-door argumentative pig or sow,'Dismayed Clemont #27'! Get off this Thread, moron!
F.M.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#29 Jul 1, 2010
frank miller wrote:
If I wanted opinions I'd go buy the 'Racing Form'
you illiterate limited vocabulary sanctimonious obnoxious revolving-door argumentative pig or sow,'Dismayed Clemont #27'! Get off this Thread, moron!
F.M.
Not because of your order, but because it's become boring, I'm outta here. You're boring and have made this thread less than educational or entertaining.
frank miller

United States

#30 Jul 1, 2010
If you think that conceptualizing a Topix abstract
in a non-political way is boring, and not entertaining, then forget it 'Dismayed Clemont #29'! I just thought that other readers may use
the information to build on!
F.M.
NIK

United States

#31 Jul 1, 2010
OK, on the subject oil spill response when hurricanes come. What is BP doing with hurricane's coming to the area? BP not only had no plan in the past, but also chooses the option of “escaping only” way. It's a sure thing that people, vessels and facilities need to move to safe places. However, the gushing and collected oil from the riser pipes should not keep pouring oil into the Gulf which may be huge. The impacts from the increased spilled oil will certainly put more pressure to the Gulf people and the environment. The result is worse than ever.

Why doesn't BP use a good way to contain the gushing oil and prevent us from increasing pollution to our environment. When hurricanes come, BP not only is going to let more oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, but also using more dispersants to “treat” increased spilled oil. It may be more than 10 days of this increased oil gushing for every and each effective hurricane. Folks, is this the only or right way to do. No, containing at least most of spilled oil is the way.
Hope BP will listen and take the proper action soon so that no more extra oil spill will happen and less impacts as a result of the right option to take – Contain most spilled oil in the vicinity of the well.
frank miller

United States

#32 Jul 1, 2010
Bewildered aanswer to 'NIK Orlando NY #31'??
What the hell is the matter with you frigging idiot? Don't you read the newspapers, or you just watch those Anti Obama morons on CNN! Thank God that shallow interviewer Larry King is leaving in November! John King, idiot Cooper Anderson, that flake Campbell Brown is supposed to have left a long time ago, Jack Rafferty is just Rush Limbaugh on TV, ALL put on this political hand wringing, which is totally opposite what intelligent, and non-glib WH Press Secretary says on his weekly
Press Conference!! There are so many boats skimming oil, that they can run into each other!
A huge 'big Whale' size of 30 football fields
oil tanker from Taiwan has been retrofitted in Spain with huge oil/sea water sucking pumps on its
sides which will draw millions of gallons an hour sailing from Virginia right now!
These damn Republicans just won't quit making a disaster that killed 11 rough-necks into political hay! What a bunch of creeps! At one time I thought these BASTARDS expected Presiden Obama to don a deep-sea diver suit, and plunge down 5000 feetinto icy water, at 1000lbs./sq.in pressure, and like the little Dutch boy stick his finger in the hole!
And these bastards had thenerve to apologize to the BP's CEO from being 'intimidated' into pledging
$20 billions dollars up to as much as $50 billions
if necessary, when they volunteered from the get -go after the April 20th. 2010 tragedy!
Watch C-SPAN you idiots! Not those idiotic pundits!
F.M.
frank miller

United States

#33 Jul 1, 2010
Addition to my #32 post: "...and non-glib WH Press
Secretary Robert Gibbs says on his weekly Press
Conference Q&A, along with Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen.."
F.M.
NIK

United States

#34 Jul 2, 2010
Post #31 stated,“Don't you read the newspapers, or you just watch those Anti Obama morons on CNN!“
Franky, for a moment I thought you were from the other side of the pond. Try to follow the guideline of the forum and speak in not so personal tone if you can.
Which part of the post #31 is not the fact? Newpaper is OK, what about the briefing by the Admiral, etc,. Please follow them closely and speak. Hey, didn't mean you didn't follow them or similar stuff. You like to know more about the A Whale? Here you're,

June 7 - Coast Guard R&D Center received white paper on the concept, selected it for further evaluation
June 15 - A WHALE finishes modifications for skimming in Portugal
June 24 - Vessel arrives in Norfolk, Va., and is visited by Coast Guard personnel
June 25 - Vessel departs Virginia
June 30 - Vessel arrives in the Gulf for evaluation
BTW, I think President Obama has put much of his energy on this incident too. He's created a historic response, just for this.
“$20 billions dollars up to as much as $50 billions “--- Anyone think BP is nice to do that? Actually, they didn't have to do it if they're smart enough. I don't mean they're stupid. Let's not that kind of languages. BP is considered to be superior than all what we, government or private organizations, are able to solve the problem. And said at one point something like this,“if you don't, then this is your problem.” Why do they put $20 B in an account for the problem they caused and make a lot of people miserable, and damage our beautiful coast line? I used to think they are very good at making money. However, they forgot what Ben Frankly said once,“A penny saved is a penny earned.” You know Ben had been there on the other side of the pond for years. How could they forgot about him so soon.^_^

They could do much better without spending such a big sum of money and cause such a big problem if simply they can one thing right. Please tell everyone what is it. Let me know if you need any help to find that important answer. It won't cost a penny. A deal?

Happy Fourth, everyone.

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