Skip to comments.BP disaster started in February?
Posted on 06/19/2010 12:26:08 PM PDT by kara2008
Until this week, the general impression of the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf has been that the explosion took everyone by surprise, and that neither BP nor a dysfunctional MMS had any idea that the well had reached a critical stage. Two days ago, however, Bloomberg reported that both BP and MMS were well aware of the high risk of a blowout at that particular well. BP and its subcontractor Transocean had in fact been fighting against a blowout for over two months, and MMS was well aware of the situation:
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April 20, 2010 TRANSOCEAN DEEPWATER HORIZON explodes, killing 11
I'm starting to wonder if the O admin was rushing for this well to get oil up in time for O's big offshore drilling expansion speech.
In order for this to happen in a timely manner, shortcuts have to been taken.
But then, it led to a disaster beyond anyones control, and the O can't handle it.
That must explain his lack of responsiveness to this disaster.
Sorry, O, things never work out as planned when you rush it.
I think this is a cover story and a distraction to avoid a real investigation; get the public to accept a baseline story and everyone one can move away from a thorough forensic investigation to begin with. Second, this does not explain why this regime has stalled, interfered and deliberately avoided what is needed to minimize impact of drifting oil slicks, which they have had the opportunity to prepare against. Unless the goal has been to displace a large section of populace and economy making the area so depressed which benefits friends of government.
I suspect Tony might be heading to jail.
Freaky, dude. Must have been seperated at birth.
The oil Industry does not need additional regulation as you advocate, but rather the industry players need to follow standard procedures.
Keep Your Government Out of My Industry
It would also be interesting to see a timeline of those shorting BP stock.
BP is one of the biggest players on the European climate exchange. The ECX is 50% owned by the CCX.
In addition to the sub surface blowout preventers there is a "diverter" system at the surface to keep gas from getting to the rig floor. The diverter is a low pressure closure of the riser so diverter lines can direct gas over the sides of the rig.
Human error, lack of attention, deliberate delays all could contribute to this problem. Failure of so many equipment items in early stages seems unlikely. After the rig explosion and sinking I wouldn't be surprised if conditions changed to the extent that nothing subsea performed as intended.
This situation clearly illustrates how utterly INCOMPETENT the federal regulations and regulators are. I am outraged that MMS and the idiotic Obama administration/FEDS are NOT being held accountable for their sickening incompetence and negligence in the gulf.
Why was BP given passes on permits? Why were they given safety awards? Why hasn't the Jones act been suspended? Why has foreign assistance been turned away? Why are state efforts being delayed and thwarted? Where is the outrage against the so-called "expert" federal regulators?
This would explain the suspicious BP stock action by certain parties (such as Goldman Sucks and CEO Hayward) PRIOR to the blow out. They knew it would blow.
Regulations mean nothing as on almost every rig or platform I have worked federal and state regulations are ignored as each one is exceeded.
Now, could you please cite for me the Federal Regulation that directed the BP engineers on the Deep Water Horizon to forgo standard procedures and replace the drilling fluids with seawater?
Until you are able to cite such a regulation or government directive, the entire weight of this disaster is the responsibility of BP.
“MMS ... apparently did nothing to intervene”: maybe I’m not keeping up, but if BP sees danger, do they just keep dumbly plunging on until MMS intervenes?
Absorbent and yellow and porous was he.
“To me this places the blame more on what the federal government did not do to keep this from happening.”
What this indicates to me is the Fed ain’t run by concerned Americans, but by Chicago Thugs Inc. raping concerned Americans for profit.
It has become more and more apparent to this FReeper that...well my tagline says it all.