Saturday, May 08, 2010

Now it gets Interesting

Now it gets interesting...

What BP is not telling us is whether the hydrate in question is merely a  Gas Hydrate, or it's volatle variant, Burning Ice (both can cause  the coffer dam to levitate), as Methane Hydrates are not stable when pressure is released or if the temperature goes above freezing, conditions which will not hold when hot oil fills up the cofferdam, thus releasing the methane from the water lattice of the hydrate. As seen in the map below, MH appears to be the answer. If so, as the saying goes, now it gets interesting.

 Click here to get a take on BP.  Interesting to say the least. Last but not least, methane hydrate caused the blast in the firs place. To quote

"The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding, according to interviews with rig workers conducted during BP's internal investigation."

The Spill may be much worse then reported. :(

It is. According to scientists, the spill is more like 70,000 barrels a day, which means, in less then 4 days, more oil is going into the gulf then the 250,000 barrels dumped from the Exxon-Valdez

Last but not least, the bastards at BP have no shame...

"If the experts' estimates are closer to the mark, that would be raised that to nearly three million gallons a day.

It goes beyond words the anger and helplessness one feels in a disaster which, if unchecked, could be an extinction level event even though, it's a very big ocean...
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