Monday, June 21, 2010

Oil Spill

From Helium article: Warnings were raised as long as a year before the Deepwater Horizon disaster that the area of seabed chosen by the BP geologists might be unstable, or worse, inherently dangerous. What makes the location that Transocean chose potentially far riskier than other potential oil deposits located at other regions of the Gulf? It can be summed up with two words: methane gas.

The oil spill happened on Yom Haatzmaut, 5 Iyyar, 21 to the Omer, which fell on 6 Iyyar because of the tradition to not have a sad day on Shabbat.

ו אייר תשע = אמריקה הצפונית = אני חוזר בתשובה = ידין עמו בצדק וענייך במשפט

From Wikipedia: massive ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that is now considered the largest offshore spill in U.S. history.[7] Some estimates placed it by late May or early June, 2010, as among the largest oil spills in the world with tens of millions of gallons spilled to date.

On June 18, oceanographer John Kessler said that the crude gushing from the well contains 40 percent methane, compared to about 5 percent found in typical oil deposits. Methane is a natural gas that could potentially suffocate marine life and create "dead zones" where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives. "This is the most vigorous methane eruption in modern human history," Kessler said.[73] On June 20 an internal BP document was released by Congress revealing that BP estimated the flow could be as much as 100,000 barrels (4,200,000 US gallons; 16,000 cubic metres) per day under the circumstances that existed since the April 20 blowout

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