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2010 v 1979... Nothing Changes in the Oil Industry

Postby StlSluggers » Fri May 28, 2010 10:00 am

Wow...

So they haven't changed a single thing in over 30 years? Amazing.
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Re: 2010 v 1979...

Postby RedHopeful » Fri May 28, 2010 10:22 am

GREAT find. Absolutely shocked at the parallels and this just destroys BP's initial claim that they never believed an accident of this multitude could happen.

My favorite comparison:

Yesterday - Operation Sombrero

Today - Tophat

Also, anyone notice they couldn't control this in 200 feet of water!?! :-S
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Re: 2010 v 1979...

Postby knapplc » Fri May 28, 2010 11:21 am

Why don't they mandate that every well has a pre-existing "safety valve" well before they let them pump oil? If they had one on site, they could relieve pressure right now rather than having to hustle ships out there and start drilling after the accident has occurred. It would save months of oil dumping in the gulf.
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Re: 2010 v 1979...

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri May 28, 2010 11:25 am

Because it would cost a lot of money to drill a second well just in case. And oil companies don't like to pay a lot of money for things that may not be needed. And politicians don't like to piss off oil companies.
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Re: 2010 v 1979...

Postby AussieDodger » Fri May 28, 2010 11:27 am

I didn't know Jon Stewart had a show where he examines the news in drag :-S :-S :-S :-P
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Re: 2010 v 1979...

Postby StlSluggers » Fri May 28, 2010 11:37 am

AussieDodger wrote:I didn't know Jon Stewart had a show where he examines the news in drag :-S :-S :-S :-P

"She's" a piece of work, isn't she? X-I
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri May 28, 2010 11:40 am

Art Vandelay wrote:Because it would cost a lot of money to drill a second well just in case. And oil companies don't like to pay a lot of money for things that may not be needed. And politicians don't like to piss off oil companies.

I think the take-aways from this are a) they're obviously lying when they said they thought this would never happen, and b) they obviously didn't work on coming up solutions based on what they should have learned 31 years ago. I don't think it's an overstatement to say that something is terribly wrong when we have to rely on the Costner family to innovate and finance in the realm of oil spill cleanup.
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Re: 2010 v 1979...

Postby AussieDodger » Fri May 28, 2010 11:41 am

StlSluggers wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:I didn't know Jon Stewart had a show where he examines the news in drag :-S :-S :-S :-P

"She's" a piece of work, isn't she? X-I


A good face for radio, indeed.
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Re: 2010 v 1979...

Postby StlSluggers » Fri May 28, 2010 11:42 am

AussieDodger wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:I didn't know Jon Stewart had a show where he examines the news in drag :-S :-S :-S :-P

"She's" a piece of work, isn't she? X-I


A good face for radio, indeed.

My wife will watch her show every now and then, and I'll walk in and joke that I can't stand that guy.
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Re: 2010 v 1979... Nothing Changes in the Oil Industry

Postby Metroid » Fri May 28, 2010 1:02 pm

I think she reminds me more of Keith Olbermann than John Stewart. :-?
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