Oil Spill In The Gulf of Mexico - A Dangerous Threat More Than The Press Presents
by Lonnie Melashenko
I have not verified the source, but it certainly is something to contemplate.
For the first time in my life I am truly scared for everyone in North America. I've been working 84 hours a week since returning from Florida and haven't kept up on the news coming out of the Gulf of Mexico concerning the BP oil rig that blew up. After having read some of the stories and talking to some of the oil company insiders I work with on a daily basis, I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that this catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is a million times more serious then most can imagine. This catastrophe has the potential to finish off what's left of the economy in the US. To understand just how bad this is consider the following statement I read from an oil company engineer with 25 years of experience. "Imagine a pipe 5 feet wide spewing crude oil like a fire hose from what could be the planets' largest, high-pressure oil and gas reserve. With the best technology available to man, the Deepwater Horizon rig popped a hole into that reserve and was overwhelmed. If this isn't contained, it could poison all the oceans of the world. "Well, if you say the fire hose has a 70,000 psi pump on the other end yes! No comparison here. The volume out rises geometrically with pressure. Its a squares function. Two times the pressure is 4 times the push. The Alaska pipeline is 4 feet in diameter and pushes with a lot less pressure. This situation in the Gulf of Mexico is stunning dangerous." -- Paul Noel (May 2, 2010) The original estimate was about 5,000 gallons of oil a day spilling into the ocean. Now they're saying 200,000 gallons a day. That's over a million gallons of crude oil a week! First, the BP platform was drilling for what they call deep oil. They go out where the ocean is about 5,000 feet deep and drill another 30,000 feet into the crust of the earth. This it right on the edge of what human technology can do. Well, this time they hit a pocket of oil at such high pressure that it burst all of their safety valves all the way up to the drilling rig and then caused the rig to explode and sink. Take a moment to grasp the import of that. The pressure behind this oil is so high that it destroyed the maximum effort of human science to contain it. When the rig sank it flipped over and landed on top of the drill hole some 5,000 feet under the ocean. Now they've got a hole in the ocean floor, 5,000 feet down with a wrecked oil drilling rig sitting on top of it spewing 200,000 barrels of oil a day into the ocean. Take a moment and consider that! First, they have to get the oil rig off the hole to get at it in order to try to cap it. Do you know the level of effort it will take to move that wrecked oil rig, sitting under 5,000 feet of water? That operation alone would [probably] take years and hundreds of millions of dollars to accomplish. Then, how do you cap that hole in the muddy ocean floor? The only piece of human technology that might address this is a nuclear bomb. I'm not kidding. If they put a nuke down there in the right spot it might seal up the hole. Nothing short of that will work. [See Paul Noel's ideas above.] If we can't cap that hole, that oil is going to destroy the oceans of the world. It only takes one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife. Are you starting to get the magnitude of this? We're so used to our politicians creating false crises to forward their criminal agendas that we aren't recognizing that we're staring straight into possibly the greatest disaster mankind will ever see. Imagine what happens if that oil keeps flowing until it destroys all life in the oceans of this planet. Who knows how big of a reservoir of oil is down there? [This is] Not to mention that the oceans are critical to maintaining the proper oxygen level in the atmosphere for human life. We're stumped. Unless God steps in and fixes this, no human can. You can be sure of that. I was present during the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. I worked for the main construction camp which houses and feeds any response crew in case anything like the Exxon Valdez happens again. I remember the damage that 11 million gallons caused and I understand who caused it and why it happened. I also can tell you that Exxon spent over a billion dollars on cleanup efforts that failed. All of the billion dollars of equipment purchased for cleanup efforts went straight to the Valdez landfill, never making it to the cleanup crew. I was 17 at the time and I watched the farce of the Exxon Valdez from the beginning and [have continued to follow it] to its current effects today. I think history will soon forget the Exxon Valdez because BP Gulf of Mexico has the potential to destroy what is left of the US economy and send gas prices to over $10.00 a gallon. Think I'm kidding? Magrath, Alaska just had a price increase last week of over $3.00 a gallon. They are now once again paying over $9.00 per gallon. We are seeing a major historical and economic event taking place that could change the world as we have known it. Everyone needs to pray that what is occurring in the Gulf of Mexico can be contained. And pray for the families that lost their loved ones on that oil rig explosion.