We are once again looking at the suicidal notion of drilling within 3 miles of the BP Macondo well site. I am almost at a loss for words. Now we have a company with almost no means to provide relief if something goes wrong and the odds are fairly high something will go wrong.
Double-whammy: Cracking the rock strata while poisoning the water table.
A more telling illustration for what big oil is up to:
The parasitic oil industry destroying the earth like giant mosquitoes, sucking out its life blood while injecting an infected fluid in its place. Yes, the “invasion” is on and has been for a long time.
A good example of what could happen
Former oil field geologist Jack Reed always pointed out what he felt was an as yet unknown tectonic plate in the Louisiana Bayou. Interestingly it seems to encompass the Bayou Corne area where problems are now being experienced with sink holes and salt domes related to gas production.
Another interesting facet is his diagram in the above pic also emphasizes it is where the tail end of the New Madrid fault is shown. Of course he was a believer that the Gulf of Mexico is not dormant but geologically active with smaller faults and a very large methane gas pocket under the Gulf of Mexico which might explain all of the bubbles. One poster on Enenews.com asked the question has the large methane bubble found an opening under the plate and now bubbling up in the Assumption Parish, Bayou Corne area?
With evacuations now taking place in this area and now news that Hurricane Isaac will track to the sink hole area and strike on the anniversary of Katrina, is someone trying to point something out to us? It is a good question and this scenario almost seems uncanny.
This area and it’s relation to the New Madrid fault is one of the key facets related to Edgar Cayce known as the sleeping prophet. He predicted an earthquake along the New Madrid that would see the Great Lakes empty down the Mississippi into the Gulf of Mexico. With all of the gas pipelines crossing the Madrid, the explosion some feel will be reflected on the moon.
Enter Jack Reed
Jack Reed is a retired Texaco geologist-geophysist who doesn’t accept the widely held opinions regarding the New Madrid fault lines or a “passive gulf”.
No wonder he’s one of a very few voices. Today’s science is made to fit the corporate and political need, not the other way around.
According to him, the Gulf was and is tectonically active — and it is the likely origin for not only the New Madrid seismic activity, but also for the Middleton Place-Summerville seismic zone near Charleston, S.C. (Aug.2010)
“For all the years I have worked the Gulf of Mexico Basin I have been forced to accept the ‘passive’ Gulf formation theory, which holds that the only movement in the basin is updip sedimentary loading that moved the salt southward,” Reed said. “But there is little evidence to support this theory, and it doesn’t fit what is observed geologically or geophysically.”
“This entire zone through the United States is suffering some type of tectonic activity that I believe is tied to the deeply buried tectonics in the Gulf of Mexico” Source
And they want to keep drilling there? Yes.
Underwater volcanos in the Caribbean Seas
2004 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could leak another 100 years – report
An oil leak that occurred when an offshore platform toppled during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 has continued to spill oil into the Gulf of Mexico – and could keep leaking for another 100 years, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The documents show that a century-long leak could occur if nothing is done to address the problem.
The platform owners, Taylor Energy Company, tried to work with Department of the Interior “to resolve financial obligations for the leak” worth hundreds of millions of dollars, which were set aside to pay for leak-related work.
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However, the company has tried to cover up the extent of the damage to the ecology of the Gulf, and the government has been unwilling to renegotiate the costs to the Taylor. Instead, it ordered them to do more work on the matter.
“There is still more that can be done by Taylor to control and contain the oil that is discharged,” said an Interior Department fact sheet obtained by AP.
It is suspected, by officials, that the leak is coming from at least one of 25 wells that were buried under mounds of sediment from an underwater mudslide that was triggered by waves during Hurricane Ivan. The company ordered new wells drilled in order to plug nine of the wells that were suspected could leak oil, but company officials cited experts to argue that the best course of action is do no further drilling because of risks.
In reviewing more than 2,300 Coast Guard pollution reports from 2008 onwards, the AP found that since September 1, 2014, the leaks have been getting greater. When they approached the Coast Guard about the uptick, reporters were provided with new estimates showing leaks 20 times greater than what the company claimed.
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Taylor claimed the site was leaking 4 gallons per day, but revised Coast Guard estimates show “shines as large as 1.5 miles wide and 14 miles long.” They also show daily oily discharges ranging from 42 gallons to as high as 2,300 gallons, with a daily average of 84 gallons.
AP said the company is now down to one full-time employee after its founder died, and it sold all its offshore leases and oil and gas interests in 2008.
A spokesman for the company declined to comment to AP on Friday.