They've tried many things...they're drilling a relief well. Maybe those on the Gulf Coast and elsewhere where there is intensive drilling will have to accept that as oil becomes harder to reach, the risks go up. Maybe the risk is something like this where only a relief well can solve it, which takes months to deliver, and decades to clean up.
Relief well has the best chance of working. But it won't be ready until August.
Actually, I can't see what BRITISH Petroleum has to do with the USA anyway other than having the platform near the USA.
Anyway, judging by BP's past performance and attitude of its directors, the chance the company is culpable is pretty high.
It's not British Petroleum and hasn't been since 1998 when it merged with US company Amoco. The company has twice as many American employees than British. It's more of an American company than a British one. And it's also interesting to note that the safety valve protecting the rig was manufactured by an American company.
It's wise to to some research first before blaming foreigners.
Should have paid the extra 4 the shut off valve. Why not simply slide something into/through the pipe line to block it off or really try to clog it ?
Many great , workable ideas have been given to stop the leak...None taken .. It is All Big Biz/Big Gov B.S Games...Time to get away from oil ..It's end has come..Let us not follow..
The Light is Green, The future is Clear ..Green/Clean Tech is now ...It is the future...
So, as if the stuff Stretch posts isn't scary enough, I came across a comment on the website theoildrum.com. Now I don't know $hit from Shinola when it comes to the engineering involved with producing oil from a well, but this comment makes at least laymen's sense to me.
It doesn't paint a pretty picture, and it seriously scares the crap out of me to think about it.
The comment is here, and is quite in-depth:
The Oil Drum | Deepwater Oil Spill - A Longer Term Problem, Personnel - and Open Thread 2 (external - login to view)
JLM was obviously totally misguided when he admonished me thus:
"Careful there Y.J. your obsession is starting to run rampant like that of your "left wing" counterpart......................"
JLM, please DO NOT insult me like that. Grow up, and learn to distinguish between strong opinion that I have and obsession. Between facts that I present and opinions.
And don't EVER call me his majesty's counterpart.
Oily pelicans are surely a pathetic and sorry sight.
They prompted a boyish and petulant President to issue a six-month moratorium on drilling, thereby creating loss of livelihood and income fot thousands of families.
Using the same logic, when can we see a moratorium on driving:
Earth Caretaker - Roadkill Avoidance Tips (external - login to view)