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Old 07-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #1
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BP says the new cap is working.

BP's New Containment Cap 'Very Close' to Stopping Oil From Gushing Into Gulf - ABC News
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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I hope and pray that it holds. I can't believe it took almost three friggin months to cap that thing.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
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They are about to cause a real disaster. You know how much pressure is behind those trillion gallons of oil? Here comes the punchline. *drum roll*
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I hope and pray that it holds. I can't believe it took almost three friggin months to cap that thing.
I was in Clearwater Beach on vacation a week before the spill started. That seems like forever ago to me now. It's absolutely mind boggling to think that it's been going on for 3 months now.
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I hope it holds. The good news is there is only so much that Obama and them can hide from the media.

Live from the Gulf: Obama Team Blocks Media from Oil Spill | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:18 AM   #6
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This story has since been debunked, still I thought it was entertaining

Doomsday: How BP Gulf disaster may have triggered a world-killing event - by Terrence Aym - Helium
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BREAKING NEWS: #BP says new cap on well fully closed, no oil going into Gulf. (AP) #oilspill 1 minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

I hope that this holds up over the next hours!
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I hope and pray that it holds. I can't believe it took almost three friggin months to cap that thing.
It's been that long? Seems like just yesterday when I first heard about it.
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I screwed up. This morning I planned on buying 100 shares in BP thinking now would be a good time but I got buzy at work and forgot. I might still buy some.
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My hope is that the pressure shift doesn't cause a rupture in the sea floor. Then BP/the Gov't would be helpless to stop billions of gallons from emptying. That would be far beyond catastrophic.
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My hope is that the pressure shift doesn't cause a rupture in the sea floor. Then BP/the Gov't would be helpless to stop billions of gallons from emptying. That would be far beyond catastrophic.
My Brothers in the oil field and he was saying that is a possibility and if so, you would be right. There would be no way to stop it ever espeacially if a mile long crack on the ocean floor would occur. But that is just worst case scenario. He also said there is a good chance this will work we just have tap that well again soon to releave all that pressure.

I do pray this work.
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My hope is that the pressure shift doesn't cause a rupture in the sea floor. Then BP/the Gov't would be helpless to stop billions of gallons from emptying. That would be far beyond catastrophic.
I admit I know nothing about the engineering involved. And yet I want to comment - go figure. It seems to me that the free flowing oil would have created more of a risk that way because when the well was working the oil was basically operating under a controlled pressure. Once the explosion occurred, there would have been a sudden drop of pressure under the ground and sinkholes could have occurred. Now that pressure has been restored I would think the system is back closer to its equilibrium point rather than a stress point.

That said, no sudden changes are ever good in pressurized situations.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:12 PM   #13
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It's about time they got that thing capped.

Now comes the decades of recovery, unless the aforementioned multiple disasters happen first. It will be utter chaos if that pressure builds up and they don't relieve it in time.
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A good customer of mine who is a diver and worked in the gulf after Katrina as a supervisor was just in my office and I asked him why this was so hard. First he said the pressure coming out of that pipe is Hugh and thats a major issue just by itself. Then you have the ocean pressure that deep is 2,225 pounds per sq. inch so the oil flow is greater then that. He said when you combined the two along with the 5000 ft down it not easy to solve the problem.

The formula for figuring the ocean pressure is .445 x (how many feet down)= Per Sq inch
So if your diving at ten feet .445 X 10 = 4.45 pounds per sq inch. of pressure
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BP oil cap may have spill under control | Environment | guardian.co.uk
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