The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite something seeping near the sea floor.
On April 21st 2010, the Deepwater Horizon semi-submersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), situated about 40 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast in the Macondo Prospect oil field, exploded. The blast killed 11 workers and injured 17 others.
In fiscal 2009, the DLA granted BP a total of 26 contracts valued at $2.2 billion, or nearly 12% of overall fuel purchases, making it the military’s largest fuel supplier that year. DLA currently has no plans to replace BP as a supplier.
BP claims the oil gusher is capped. Short of independent verification, it should be assumed the transnational corporation is not telling the truth.
Blow-out preventer was sent to Far East at BP's request rather than overhauled in US
But is BP’s latest fix holding steady? Much of the Gulf of Mexico is a no-go zone off limits to journalists, even corporate media journalists who are usually trusted assets of the banker and corporate state. This lock-down on information is...
The US government has ordered BP to report on a "detected seep" and other "anomalies" near the Gulf of Mexico oil well as experts monitor the seabed for cracks after the months-long gusher was capped.
When Naman added an organic solvent to separate the oil from the water [collected at Dauphin Island Marina, near some boom], just like he did with all the other samples, this sample exploded right in his lab. “It was almost instantaneous.
"Once you started disturbing the underground geology, you may have made one of those seeps even worse," he said.
A federal official said Sunday that scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane seen near BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
"More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been ignored for decades. No one -- not industry, not government -- is checking to see if they are leaking, an Associa
A giant oil skimmer brought in from Portugal is too big to be used in the Gulf cleanup effort.
Move seen as boon to ailing industry, but commercial boats remain at dock
BP engineers Thursday stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April as they shut all valves on a new cap placed on top of a fractured wellhead, a BP official said
Since a blowout preventer cap was placed over BP's damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico last weekend, there have been repeated delays in the so-called "well integrity tests" to determine whether the cap can be effective in holding back the oil.
BP has succeeded in stopping its Gulf of Mexico leak for the first time since an accident on April 20 killed 11 men and triggered a giant oil spill, boosting the shares.
In this video interview Chris Landau explains why the cap placed on the "Macondo" well will not work in the long run. It is his judgement that the oil will find its way to the surface vie cracks in the strata in less than 8 days.
A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday. The victory - long awaited by weary residents along the coast - is the most significant milestone yet...
Today BP announced that they had successfully stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April 22nd, 2010. Oil industry expert Matt Simmons went on MSNBC to proclaim that BP is lying.
UPDATE: This video is a hoax, it is ripped entirely from a 2007 movie entitled Petropolis. You can see the same footage from the 1:09 mark in the following clip.
Today, an oil and gas industry veteran with 30 years experience who goes by the alias Fishgrease says that the well integrity test is a PR stunt meant to fool the American people:
In 1903, Austrian banker, writer and occultist Gustav Meyrink (left, 1868-1932) wrote a novel, "Petroleum, Petroleum", part of a collection of short stories, which featured this Preface: "To assure priority of this prophecy, I state that the follo
April 20: Deepwater Horizon explodes. 84 days later, the leak continues spewing a much debated number of gallons per day into the Gulf of Mexico (estimates range from 800,000 to 3 million gallons/day). Speculation on the how’s, the who’s and
At a super-secret security base located in southern Alberta, Canada, reports indicate that high level engineers, physicists and military scientists are feverishly working to complete an ‘explosively pumped flux compression generator’ (EPFCG).
Rob Cavner - now says that he is worried that the well integrity test could further damage the well bore and could blow out the entire well: previously explaining that there is damage in the oil well beneath the seafloor...
I am an average everyday American. Until this past election cycle, I was not very political. I am now an awake and aware American. Please take the time to read the information I am sending to you. I know it is extensive, but the continued exis
A pivotal moment in the Gulf oil crisis hit an unexpected snag Tuesday evening when officials announced they needed more time before they could begin choking off the geyser of crude at the bottom of the sea.
The White House might be gaping in shock that the U.S. federal court overturned the six-month drilling moratorium, but it really isn’t all that surprising. Amid the finger pointing and political posturing, the Obama administration seems to have misse
The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it's bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf -- and many so-called solutions are ma
Due to popular rage at the ban on reporters and photographers from within 65 feet of the oil spill, Coast Guard admiral Thad Allen has rescinded the ban.