Friday 16 July 2010

United States of America: Oil Stops Flowing into Gulf: For Now

United States of America: Oil Stops Flowing into Gulf: For Now

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Article by Marc Aupiais

"The 3 month oil leak which has caused America’s worst ever environmental disaster, may finally be over.

BP says it has at least temporarily stopped the flow in the Gulf of Mexico, raising hopes it has been plugged for good."
(EuroNews [Secular; Independent: but officially contracted as a bridge between the EU and public; European] 16 / 07 | July / 2010

The New York Times (Secular; Independent; American; Liberal; accused of being part of a conspiracy against the Catholic church by Vatican vetted Jesuit paper La Civiltà Cattolica [reference]):

"Live video from the seabed Friday morning showed that all was quiet around the top of the well, suggesting the test assessing the integrity of the well was continuing. Earlier in the week, Kent Wells, a senior vice president for BP, had said that the longer the test continued the better, because it would indicate that the pressure inside the well was holding.

The oil stopped flowing around 2:25 p.m. Thursday when the last of several valves was closed on a cap at the top of the well, Mr. Wells said.

The announcement that the oil had stopped flowing into the Gulf came after a series of failed attempts to cap or contain the runaway well that tested the nation’s patience. Mr. Wells emphasized that pressure tests were being conducted to determine the status of the well, which is now sealed like a soda bottle. BP and the government could decide to allow the oil to flow again and try to collect all of it; they could allow the oil to flow and, if tests show the well can withstand the pressure from the cap, close the well during hurricanes; or they could leave the well closed permanently.

The last option seems unlikely, but whatever the decision, the cap is an interim measure until a relief well can plug the leak for good.

“I am very pleased that there’s no oil going into the Gulf of Mexico,” Mr. Wells said, “but we just started the test and I don’t want to create a false sense of excitement.”"
labelled as 17 / 07 | July / 2010

While getting good press from Catholic Agencies, for their use of Catholic Charties, an America Catholic arm of Caritas Internationalis, in order to help those affected, and for application of the principle of subsidiarity, BP has also gained international notoriety, for the use of chemical banned elsewhere to clean up the oil spill in the beginning. The chemicals are reportedly toxic to human beings, and British financial agency, Reuters was informed that it would have been better for the environment if the oil had simply been kept out to sea, as the burning and use of chemicals was not necessary to clear up the light grade of oils. BP had been listed on a stock exchange of companies acceptable for Christians to invest in (vetted by Vatican officials and others) prior the oil spill.

BP (British Petroleum) itself was not managing the oil rig at the time of the accident, having let it out to another company, the rig, being a vessel was not registered in America. BP's safety record in the past has also been questioned. The Obama administration, had decided not to further regulate the offshore drilling industry in the United States of America, in order to pursue Cap and Trade and other anthropological climate change theory efforts. The people most affected, seem to support continued drilling, as their livelihood often depends on oil. A ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf, which the White House desired, was ruled as against the public interest in an American court, something the White House chose to appeal.

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