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"We even call ourselves "BP" so people won't hear the word "petroleum".
Extra mile big guy.
Treadeau came to play.
The BP oil disaster in the Gulf has now reached epic proportions. It's the topic this week in the "Doonesbury" comic strip.
Funny stuff, Code!
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"This could have happened to any one of the American corporations currently drilling in the gulf. "
No doubt. Bad luck for BP given their safety history.
It was an "accident" from a company that has distinguished itself with repeated egregious violations causing the loss of human life and the largest OSHA fine in history.
BP is gonna have to work really hard to sell, "OOPS!"
Should be no shortage of oil soaked wildlife and beaches in the weeks to come.
Zorro said, “I can only hope BP will suffer the same painful death these creatures have suffered.” Sounds like the words of a fire breathing liberal. What about the thousand of jobs and those families that will suffer or perhaps that has occurred to you? Since there are thousands employed from the tip of Texas to the tip of Florida.
Response to Pilot, Part IIYou inquire as to the possibility of the new technology of fracing that is being employed in the Eagle Ford will somehow foul our South Texas habitat like BP has fouled the Gulf of Mexico and environs. I suppose there is a remote possibility of some ecologicl damage, though it seems it would have presented itself in the Barnett, Haynesville, and Marcellus if it were going to happen. Blow outs have occurred on land and in the sea ever since we have been drilling. I just thought BP would have been more careful, especially at a mile under the sea. Turns out on the Deepwater Horizon that BP was behind schedule, over budget and was in a big hurry to finish the well and move to a new location. I assure you Pilot, I will equally ask for the head of any oil and gas company that fouls our water or land here in South Texas as well. Blow outs, or wild wells as they are called, usually occurr due to the suddden uncontrolled pressure from below. When fracing stable rock like shale the pressure initially comes from above to fracture the rock releasing the oil and gas. You ask if my bloodlust is not misplaced and I should praying for a fix. I think I am on record as having said all along that there is no real solution to the wild well in the GUlf, save the relief wells currently being drilled.
In regards to potential harm the Eagle Ford poses, I think the biggest risk for those of us who cherish South Texas, as our sacred home and mother earth, it is going to be the loss of our rustic South Texas landscape. There is going to be a lot of change and it's coming in a hurry.
In regards to your characterization of me bringing wrath on law enforcement, I challenge you to define how I have done so. I would defend pretty much everything I have posted as merely being criticism when I thought it was deserved. I freely admit that I am far from perfect, that I am a mere mortal made of flesh and blood. Zorro is a fictional character that aspires to the precepts and ideals of equality and justice. And yes, he sometimes does oppose his rival and antagonist Captain Ramon.
Response to Pilot, Part IPilot, your curiosity aside, what does what I do for a living have anything to do with posting opinions or facts in these forums? You ask me what I do for a living. Well, I have worked hard, tried to educate myself both formally and out of curiosity, and I have tried to monetize what I have learned.
In regards to your questions about me and my association with the Eagle Ford. I just happen to get around South Texas and stumbled onto the Eagle Ford shale story very early on quite by accident. To anybody familiar with what has been going on in the oil and gas industry, shale plays have been hot for several years. The Barnett around Ft. Worth, Haynesville in Louisiana and Marcellus in Pennsylvania and other nearby states. The Eagle Ford shale has been know about for over 50 years and it was only a matter of time once hydraulic fracturing was perfected in the other plays that it would be explored too. Long story short, it was hardly akin to the Norden bombsight secret. The Eagle Ford is different from the other shale geology in that it has a distinct oil window, wet gas window(NGLs), and dry gas window. It is all contained in a narrow band that runs from near Laredo as far East as Fayette County. The oil window and NGL window is on fast track to be developed. I mention this only in regards to people who might seek employment, as there is plenty available if you know where to look. My suggestion would be to set up a Google alert for Eagle Ford and flesh out the hits you get and start knocking on doors. There are a lot of doors to knock on, from seismic survey crews, drilling rigs, pipeline companies, process plants, etc.....it's a long list of companies moving into the Eagle Ford you will find.
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A picture is worth a thousand words. I can only hope that BP will suffer the same painful death these creatures have suffered. I hope Congress puts a thick coat of regulations on BP that kill this evil company just like BP has killed the marine animals, birds, estuaries, beaches, many peoples way of life, and the Gulf of Mexico itself. BP does not deserve any better than the misery it has caused.
BP should have known that All Petroleum Pipes Leak Eventually
So they deliberately caused the blowout and the loss of millions of barrels of $40 per barrel oil? This was not an ACCIDENT? Otherwise, your post makes no sense unless you are another of those rabid, BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything) tree-huggers.
BP has cut all the live video feed from the blowout under the Gulf of Mexico. Could you imagine if the US tried to launch a space shuttle and cut the live video feed during blastoff? BP has zero credibility.