Saturday, 15 May 2010

Oil, the scourge of another Gulf

Well with the election madness the ongoing ecological disaster almost slipped me by. Almost, inferior safety measures at the Haliburton built TransOcean owned BP run drilling platform not only led to an explosion that killed 11 workers and injuring several others, but is quickly developing into the worst ecological disaster the region has ever seen.

As if criminal negligence wasn't bad enough the three companies decided to play the blame game rather then help out with the rescue and clean up efforts. BP has even gone so far as to try overrule the rights of the surviving staff many of which had to suffer through an almost literal hell fire.

It also appears that BP in the ever increasingly desperate attempt to shirk responsibility may actually be hindering efforts to estimate and deal with the spill.

By the way estimates of the Oil reserves in the Gulf if accurate would probably only account for 2% of US oil intake.

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