Thursday, October 11, 2012

Deepwater Horizon Keeps On Killing & Drilling - 2

Are We In Good Hands With Oil State?
In the first post of this series, we listed some of the radical damage done by the greatest oil spill in U.S. history.

It seems like some sort of curse is on the Gulf of Mexico area, including Louisiana, Mississippi, and the other states around them.

And let's not forget that another hurricane hit New Orleans this year, as if hurricane Katrina was not enough, which caused levees to fail and allow greater New Orleans to flood again, in a terrible drought year no less.

Last year the Corps of Engineers were blowing up Mississippi River levees upriver, which flooded and devastated farms.

This year the water has been so low at times, because of drought, that no barge traffic could go through, or if they could go through, they were loaded half full.

To top it off, just recently this month an oil slick was seen over the Deepwater Horizon grave of 11 men who went down with the ship:
An oil sheen about four miles long has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday.

It was not immediately clear where the oil is coming from, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets.

The Coast Guard found out about the oil sheen on September 16 after someone spotted it on a satellite image from the multinational oil and gas company BP, Tippets said. A Coast Guard response team went to the location to collect samples, and sent them to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in Connecticut for testing. Test results are expected in a few weeks, Tippets said.
(CNN). And as unusual as it seems, if it were not for bad luck that area would not have any luck at all:
An oil sheen discovered last month in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion matches samples from the 2010 BP Plc (BP/) oil spill.
“The most likely source is the bent riser pipe that once connected the rig to the well head, where a mix of oil, drilling mud and seawater were trapped after the top kill operation,” Brett Clanton, a spokesman for London-based BP, said in an e- mailed statement today.
(Bloomberg). All I can say is man, what is up with all that bad luck down Gulf of Mexico way?

I am hoping some good luck comes their way soon.

The previous post in this series is here.

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