HuffPost: Countless Gulf residents with symptoms as if from sci-fi horror film — Bleeding from ears, anus, breasts
In April 2012, Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences was finding lesions and grotesque deformities in sea life—including millions of shrimp with no eyes and crabs without eyes or claws—possibly linked to oil and dispersants. [...]
What BP Doesn’t Want You to Know About the 2010 Gulf Spill
“It’s as safe as Dawn dishwashing [...]
Over 550 square miles of unexploded bombs and missles lie in the Gulf of Mexico in the area of the Oil Rigs and as close to Louisiana as 50 miles off shore.
Potential Explosions from Millions of unexploded bombs lie in waters off US coast, researchers say. They lie in DUMP SITES as close to Louisiana as 50 miles off the coast line.
They conservatively guess that at least 31 million pounds [...]
Clifford Krauss and Barry Meier
February 27, 2013
On the first day of testimony in the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill trial, BP’s top executive for North American operations at the time of the disaster acknowledged on Tuesday that a well explosion had been identified as a risk before it happened.
“There was a risk identified for a blowout,” said Lamar McKay, the former president of BP America and current chief [...]
This will not come as a shocker to those of us who have been following the BP fiasco. Matt Simons (RIP) had been saying it from the beginning.
NBC: New fault on seafloor may have opened up from BP disaster in Gulf, says oceanographer — “Potential for an indefinite release of oil”?
A persistent, mysterious “oil sheen” in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster grew to [...]
A natural gas well located approximately 50 miles east of Venice in the Gulf of Mexico is releasing gas uncontrolled and has been evacuated, according to a report today in Fuel Fix, an energy news website operated in part by the Houston Chronicle. The site reports 15 workers were evacuated from the Ensco 87 rig, which sits in 218 feet of water, after tests found natural gas had migrated from [...]
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) A federal mandate to remove old, abandoned oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico is blowing up a lot more than just the rigs.
Undercover video obtained by Local 15 shows thousands of pounds of dead fish, mostly red snapper, floating to the surface after one of the controversial demolitions in the Gulf.
“Good Lord,” marine scientist Dr. Bob Shipp said, when Local 15 showed him the [...]
Beijing acquiring major ownership in oil, natural gas across nation
NEW YORK – The Obama administration is quietly allowing China to acquire major ownership interests in oil and natural gas resources across the U.S.
The decision to allow China to compete for U.S. oil and natural gas resources appears to stem from a need to keep Beijing economically interested in lending to the U.S.
The Obama administration has run $1-trillion-plus annual federal budget [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — Shipments of products as varied as flat-screen TVs, sneakers and snow shovels could sit idle at sea or get rerouted, at great time and expense, if more than 14,000 longshoremen go on strike as threatened – a wide-ranging work stoppage that would immediately close cargo ports on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico to container ships.
Commerce could be brought to a near standstill at [...]
Byron King’s Shocking 2013 Predictions
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report (12/20/12)
Byron King, editor of the Outstanding Investments and Energy & Scarcity Investor newsletters, is expecting surprises in the energy sector in 2013. In this interview with The Energy Report, King discusses his forecasts for fracking’s impact on oil and gas prices, a worldwide uranium shortage and a possible change in the economics of alternative energy sources.
The Energy Report: Let’s [...]
Here’s the Real Reason Why Oil Companies Use Them On Spills
The Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexicopublished an article in the journal Environmental Pollution finding that dumping the dispersant Corexit into the Gulf of Mexico increased the toxicity of the mixture up to 52-fold over the oil alone.
Using oil from the Deep Water Horizon spill and Corexit, the dispersant required by the Environmental Protection Agency for clean up, the researchers tested toxicity [...]
The most powerful earthquakes in the history of the United States happened along the New Madrid Fault in 1811 and 1812. Those earthquakes were reportedly felt more than 1,000 miles away. Scientists assure us that one day we will once again see very powerful earthquakes along the New Madrid fault. It is only a question of when it will happen. Today, the New Madrid fault zone covers portions of [...]
The cleanup technique used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico actually made the spilled oil more than 50 times more toxic than doing nothing, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico. The findings were published in the journal Environmental Pollution.
Over the course of three [...]
November 18, 2012
The US Coast Guard suspended its search for two oil rig workers who went missing after an explosion and fire on a drilling platform off the coast.
“The search is suspended pending further developments,” the Coast Guard said in a statement, adding that it had scoured a 1,400 square-mile area for more than 32 hours using patrol boats, helicopters, and fixed wing aircraft.
The blast on the rig in the [...]
The United State Coast Guard confirms to KATC that it is working a platform explosion at this hour in West Cote Blanche. The explosion took place at 9:00 on a rig in West Delta Block 32. The Coast Guard could not confirm any other information at this time. Once we receive more information, we will pass it along.
Report: Two dead, two missing, four airlifted after platform explosion in Gulf of [...]
November 15th, 2012
Amid hundreds of thousands of signatures calling for secession of individual states from the United States of America, one can’t help but consider the past warnings of former KGB analyst and Russia’s head of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomats, Igor Panarin, who in 1998 theorized that the United States could potentially break up into six autonomous regions.
In brief, according to the Washington Post, Panarin says that mass immigration, [...]
“For those of you who are unaware: There is a massive sinkhole in Louisiana that we’ve been monitoring. It’s in the top of a salt dome, and it’s very near to another salt dome being used to store a great deal of butane. Here are the articles regarding it, in chronological order.
August 12: This is a developing story – those of you in Louisiana please take note.
I do not always agree [...]
TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHTEEN DISCUSSION NUMBER 1
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
1100 AM EDT MON OCT 22 2012
SATELLITE IMAGES AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT THE LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA HAS ACQUIRED
SUFFICIENT ORGANIZATION TO BE CLASSIFIED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION.
THE EXACT CENTER IS STILL A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT…BUT THE
SYSTEM HAS CLOSED SURFACE CIRCULATION…AND CONVECTIVE BANDING HAS
INCREASED MARKEDLY SINCE OVERNIGHT. REFINEMENTS TO THE POSITION
COULD BE REQUIRED LATER TODAY [...]
The conditions in the Gulf Coast region are so bad, that some are actually talking about a mass evacuation of the coastal regions in Louisiana. Others think the potential devastation is so dangerous that the entire Gulf Coast region should be evacuated. Others think that all is well in the Gulf. What exactly is the truth?
I have been investigating the events surrounding the Gulf Coast oil explosion for over two [...]
Environment Pollution in USA on Monday, 15 October, 2012 at 03:19 (03:19 AM) UTC.
Updated: Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 at 03:31 UTC
The Coast Guard notified BP PLC (BP) and Transocean Ltd. (RIG) on Wednesday that a lab had matched the oil from the sheen to oil that gushed from the well drilled after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, but said the source was still uncertain: the oil could have been [...]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal officials have approved a joint plan from BP and Transocean to identify the source of a sheen in the Gulf Of Mexico associated with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill….
From Washington’s Blog:
An oil sheen about four miles long has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday.
It was not immediately clear where the oil is coming from, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets.
Coast Guardsmen went to the location after seeing the oil on a satellite image, Tippets said. The response team collected [...]
The 1.2% dive in industrial production is the biggest decline since the depths of the financial crisis, though 0.3% of the fall is being attributed to Hurricane Isaac. S&P futures add a bit to gains, now +0.3% – maybe in hope the Fed will double QE to $80B/month?
Industrial production contracted at a greater than anticipated rate in August as Hurricane Isaac shut down mining and utility companies across the Gulf of Mexico, [...]
Storm Isaac halts 17 per cent of U.S. oil production, nearly a hurricane nearing Louisiana
The U.S. government said 78 per cent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for the storm as companies have evacuated 346 offshore oil and gas production platforms. That’s 17 per cent of daily U.S. oil production.
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Storm%20Isaac.
Energy companies evacuate oil rigs, slash production, as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches [...]
Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana declare state of emergency as storm approaches
Winds topping 100mph expected to hit Florida Keys
Category Two hurricane could land near New Orleans on Wednesday
Eight people killed in flooding in Haiti; 10-year-old girl killed there when storm caused a wall to fall on her
Storm hit Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba
Hundreds of flights cancelled across Florida
Republican convention in Tampa postponed on Monday and Tuesday
Tens of thousands of [...]
On August 24th, we warned on Forbes that Tropical Storm Isaac could pose a threat to energy markets and even rival Hurricane Katrina in its destructive power (Could Tropical Storm Isaac Turn Into Another Katrina?). While the computer models are still showing a substantial spread in solutions, it appears more likely that Isaac will make landfall somewhere near the Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coast. This track will provide the storm more time [...]
As delegates and the media gather for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27-30, an passing visitor, “Isaac,” will have a little say.
Issac is forecast to reach the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week around the time of the scheduled start of the Republican National Convention.
This track will be a glancing blow to the Tampa area. Heavy rain, thunderstorms, gusty winds, urban flooding and above normal [...]
Tropical storm Isaac, which is gathering strength in the Caribbean, could strike Florida, hurricane forecasters say, triggering concern it might force a postponement or cancellation of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week.
It is still too early to predict whether the storm could make a direct hit on the city. Forecast models show Isaac’s center following a path that could take it as far west as the Gulf of [...]
They don’t understand how things work under Obamunist Fascism, apparently. They obviously didn’t pay off the right Democrats, under the table, like other Companies have done!
“ATP Oil CEO Bulmahn wants the world to know that the Obama Administration—and its illegal ban on deepwater drilling in the wake of the BP disaster—is to blame for the implosion of his company. Not him.
“It is all directly attributable to what the government did [...]
This story hasn’t gotten much traction in the mainstream media, but Texas Sen. John Cornyn has been on it all week: Russian submarine activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
After receiving no satisfaction to earlier comments to the media, Cornyn wrote a letter today to Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the Pentagon’s Chief of Naval Operations, demanding answers.
“The submarine patrol, taken together with the air incursions, seems to represent a more aggressive and [...]