• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 6 minutes America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 11 minutes Perovskites, a ‘dirt cheap’ alternative to silicon, just got a lot more efficient
  • 4 hours GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 7 days Does Toyota Know Something That We Don’t?
  • 1 day America should go after China but it should be done in a wise way.
  • 7 days World could get rid of Putin and Russia but nobody is bold enough
  • 9 days China is using Chinese Names of Cities on their Border with Russia.
  • 10 days Russian Officials Voice Concerns About Chinese-Funded Rail Line
  • 10 days OPINION: Putin’s Genocidal Myth A scholarly treatise on the thousands of years of Ukrainian history. RCW
  • 10 days CHINA Economy IMPLODING - Fastest Price Fall in 14 Years & Stock Market Crashes to 5 Year Low
  • 9 days CHINA Economy Disaster - Employee Shortages, Retirement Age, Birth Rate & Ageing Population
  • 23 hours How Far Have We Really Gotten With Alternative Energy
  • 10 days Putin and Xi Bet on the Global South
  • 10 days "(Another) Putin Critic 'Falls' Out Of Window, Dies"
  • 11 days United States LNG Exports Reach Third Place
  • 11 days Biden's $2 trillion Plan for Insfrastructure and Jobs
Chinese Scientists Find New Way To Clean Up Oil Spills

Chinese Scientists Find New Way To Clean Up Oil Spills

Chinese scientists have invented a…

The Black Sea Oil Spill Is Worse Than Originally Thought

The Black Sea Oil Spill Is Worse Than Originally Thought

Officials may have downplayed last…

The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills

The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills

Scientists have discovered a rod-shaped…

Al Fin

Al Fin

Al Fin runs a number of very successful blogs that cover, energy, technology, news and politics.

More Info

Premium Content

As Tropical Storm Bonnie Breaks Apart Ships Return to the Deepwater Horizon Site

Tropical Storm Bonnie broke up over Florida, and is now heading across the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical depression. Some of the mission-critical ships involved in drilling relief wells and in monitoring the seafloor, are hustling back to the Deepwater Horizon spill site so as to not lose any more time than is necessary. The Obama White House -- previously in full panic mode -- may now take a moment to relax and breathe deeply again.

Some ships prepared to move back to the site of BP's broken oil well Saturday as the remnants of a weakening Tropical Storm Bonnie rolled into the Gulf of Mexico.

The rough weather is still expected to hit the area directly, but the storm -- now barely a tropical depression -- broke apart as it crossed Florida and moved into the Gulf.

...The vessels relaying video images and seismic readings from undersea robots monitoring the leaky well are still in place and may be able to stay, he said.
The mechanical cap that has mostly contained the oil for eight days was left closed, and there was no worry the storm would cause problems with the plug because it's nearly a mile below the ocean's surface.

The government's spill-response team held off on any blanket order for resuming the drilling and cleanup activities.

...Work on the relief tunnel stopped Wednesday, and it will take time to restart. Crews on the drilling rig pulled up a mile of pipe in 40-to-60-foot sections and laid it on deck of the drilling rig so they could move to safer water. _al.com

The Obama Pelosi regime has already shut down oil exploration and drilling in the Gulf of Mexico -- for quite spurious reasons. Recent panic-prone behaviours by Obama government officials suggest that this US administration is simply not ready for all the responsibilities it has attempted to take on.

As well-killing operations continue to be set back by government officials and academics seemingly afraid of their own shadows, one wonders just how long it will take to kill this well -- and how long will it take the government to finally re-open the Gulf to exploration? Years? By then, there will be no Oil companies or drilling rigs willing to risk entering US waters for the purposes of oil or gas drilling -- which may be exactly what Obama Pelosi have been aiming for.

Obama's people are causing untold hardship to the people and the economy of the Gulf of Mexico by their arbitrary moratorium on exploration and drilling. The Obama administration narrowly avoided making another monumental mistake in the Gulf when it almost chose to re-open the Macondo oil spill to Gulf waters.

As incompetent as some of the decisions made by TransOceanic, BP, and Haliburton may have been (wait until the facts come out), decisions being made by the US government stand to be orders of magnitude more incompetent and destructive in the long run.

ADVERTISEMENT

By. Al Fin


Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage





Leave a comment

Leave a comment




EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News