Oil spill disaster 'just got enormous...

Oil spill disaster 'just got enormously worse'

There are 37 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 31, 2010, titled Oil spill disaster 'just got enormously worse'. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

If the growing oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico isn't contained soon - and the latest efforts suggest that's unlikely - then the damage to the fragile region will intensify over the coming summer months as changing currents and the potential for hurricanes complicate the containment and cleanup efforts.

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Dagny Taggart

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 31, 2010
Not to worry! The "Invisible Hand" of capitalism will solve everything! Just chant "Drill, baby, Drill! Drill, baby, Drill!"

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#2 May 31, 2010
Do not buy gas at any BP station.
Boycott them!!
Harbinger

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 31, 2010
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
Do not buy gas at any BP station.
Boycott them!!
What a stupid statement!

BP stations are individualy owned and operated.

They make little profit on fuel sales, making most on convienience items and car washes.
Rocky

Barron, WI

#4 May 31, 2010
Why is the federal government not kicking BP out of the way and getting the job done today. Bp is incompetent. They would not let me clean up when truck leaked gas. They called the fire departnment right now. To save the enviorment and for public safety. Why is public safety always the last thing on the list?
BuFnHu

United States

#5 May 31, 2010
Rocky wrote:
Why is the federal government not kicking BP out of the way and getting the job done today. Bp is incompetent. They would not let me clean up when truck leaked gas. They called the fire departnment right now. To save the enviorment and for public safety. Why is public safety always the last thing on the list?
And a bunch of clueless dolt bureaucrats watching porn while pulling down $100K are going to shut down the leak how?
Harbinger

Minneapolis, MN

#6 May 31, 2010
Rocky wrote:
Why is the federal government not kicking BP out of the way and getting the job done today. Bp is incompetent. They would not let me clean up when truck leaked gas. They called the fire departnment right now. To save the enviorment and for public safety. Why is public safety always the last thing on the list?
The federal government would get the expertise, equipment, and personel where?

By your own admission, at least the local BP station IS competent!

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#7 May 31, 2010
Harbinger wrote:
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What a stupid statement!
BP stations are individualy owned and operated.
They make little profit on fuel sales, making most on convienience items and car washes.
I don't give a damn who owns them, I will not buy BP gas.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#8 May 31, 2010
Harbinger wrote:
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What a stupid statement!
BP stations are individualy owned and operated.
They make little profit on fuel sales, making most on convienience items and car washes.
It might be stupid to you, but to me it's my way of protesting their high-handed attitude and their belated way they have handled this enormous crisis. Too bad for individual owners of those stations, but that is my decision and I will stick to it.
We all have choices in life, and that is mine about filling the gas tanks of my vehicles.
Magruder

Fresno, TX

#9 May 31, 2010
The Golf Guy wrote:
<quoted text> I don't give a damn who owns them, I will not buy BP gas.
Just because you don't fill up at a BP station, doesn't mean that you are not buying what was once produced by them. Numerous companies oil/gas is metered at their individual production facility and then piped to a larger major pipeline (owned by whoever already has the line in place) in the Gulf for transport to shore. The pipeline to shore could belong to most any major producer. Once onshore, the oil will be sold to whatever refinery or refineries are in that area. As long as the individual companies, large and small, get their product metered in order to get paid, they send it to the most logistically convenient major pipelines and refineries. As long as the government gets their 1/6 amount on each barrel produced from the federal leases, then their bean counters are also satisfied. So when you fill up at say an Exxon service station, you are more than likely getting refined gasoline from an Exxon-Mobil refinery, that was once crude oil from Exxon production facilities as well as oil from quite a few other companies. Also, the large deepwater production facilities have several ownership groups. A large production platform, say where BP is the majority owner and the operator, usually has several other groups that own smaller percentages.
Lovin It

Waterloo, Canada

#10 May 31, 2010
Obama needs to give back his $700,000 campaign donation from BP
Screamin O

Waterloo, Canada

#11 May 31, 2010
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
Do not buy gas at any BP station.
Boycott them!!
I think your brain has a boycott......
The Whole Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#12 May 31, 2010
Lovin It wrote:
Obama needs to give back his $700,000 campaign donation from BP
As soon as McCain/Palin give back their 2.4 million.

“Celebrate Liberty and Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

Mpls

#13 May 31, 2010
Source....records show Obama has rec'd most donations from BP and thus Obama gave them a safety award for the very rig that blew up
The Whole Truth wrote:
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As soon as McCain/Palin give back their 2.4 million.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#14 May 31, 2010
Magruder wrote:
<quoted text>
Just because you don't fill up at a BP station, doesn't mean that you are not buying what was once produced by them. Numerous companies oil/gas is metered at their individual production facility and then piped to a larger major pipeline (owned by whoever already has the line in place) in the Gulf for transport to shore. The pipeline to shore could belong to most any major producer. Once onshore, the oil will be sold to whatever refinery or refineries are in that area. As long as the individual companies, large and small, get their product metered in order to get paid, they send it to the most logistically convenient major pipelines and refineries. As long as the government gets their 1/6 amount on each barrel produced from the federal leases, then their bean counters are also satisfied. So when you fill up at say an Exxon service station, you are more than likely getting refined gasoline from an Exxon-Mobil refinery, that was once crude oil from Exxon production facilities as well as oil from quite a few other companies. Also, the large deepwater production facilities have several ownership groups. A large production platform, say where BP is the majority owner and the operator, usually has several other groups that own smaller percentages.
So, you're saying I can't boycott BP?
No spin zone

United States

#15 Jun 1, 2010
The Golf Guy wrote:
<quoted text> I don't give a damn who owns them, I will not buy BP gas.
Guess you haven't read what bp sells......your water bottles, asphalt for roads, oil for your car [under different names] gas is just a small part. You would have to try very hard to boycott bp products.
Magruder

Fresno, TX

#16 Jun 1, 2010
The Golf Guy wrote:
<quoted text> So, you're saying I can't boycott BP?
Boycott BP (or anyone else) to your heart's contentment. I'm just saying that you will still be using some of what was once their crude, and will still put some $$$ into their pockets.
Magruder

Fresno, TX

#17 Jun 1, 2010
No spin zone wrote:
<quoted text>Guess you haven't read what bp sells......your water bottles, asphalt for roads, oil for your car [under different names] gas is just a small part. You would have to try very hard to boycott bp products.
You hit the nail on the head, no spin zone. We are all fossil fuel junkies, but some don't want to admit it. Less than half of each produced barrel of crude oil is used for transportation fuel. Plastics, medicines, cosmetics, tape, rubber, etc, etc. Our computers are made of crude (as well as many other minerals). Also, every time we fire up the computer, and make a post online, some coal company is ringing their cash register.
cerberus

United States

#18 Jun 1, 2010
Harbinger wrote:
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What a stupid statement!
BP stations are individualy owned and operated.
They make little profit on fuel sales, making most on convienience items and car washes.
so...just do nothing? i know, lets stick our heads in the stanchion and contentedly munch while waiting for our turn...at the abattoir
BPOs oil spill

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jun 1, 2010
This baby belongs to BHO!!!

His administration is 100% responsible for this leak.

So much so he fired a woman in charge of the industry.

Another example of Government FAILURE!!!

Furthermore BHO endorsed MORE drilling in the gulf of Mexico without adaquate failsafe protection from leaks.

All you "Green Idiots" that drive cars, Prius, and SUVs STOP DRIVING NOW!!

Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jun 1, 2010
Dagny Taggart wrote:
Not to worry! The "Invisible Hand" of capitalism will solve everything! Just chant "Drill, baby, Drill! Drill, baby, Drill!"
Thank God for the geniuses in government who are working diligently to plug the hole and clean-up the coast.

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