"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" Disturbing news/views on the manageability of the BP gusher - TT's Lost in Tokyo

Disturbing news/views on the manageability of the BP gusher

[I've switched this around to reverse chronological order; most recent first.]

I  note that some of the scariest views come from Matt Simmons, someone who has long experience with and good contacts in the oil industry, though conversant is not a technical expert. His surmises so far have all proven more accurate than the nonsense coming from BP and the Obama administratrion. He also apparently is now shorting BP, so has an incentive to talk them down. But we have obviously been deliberately getting the opposite of honesty and transparency from BP or the administration, so what do we have left but speculation?

June 17: http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/wolf-blitzer-theyre-sitting-what-on-a-billion-potential-barrels-of-oil-this-thing-could-really-explode-expert-says

June 15 Lori Rothman




June 7 Ratigan

June 7: http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2010/06/07/senator-nelson-says-bp-well-integrity-may-be-blown/

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May 28th interview with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton and Lori Rothman

The "relief well may very well NOT work; so thirty years at 100,000+ barrels per day  (an Exxon Valdez every three days) is a real possibility. Apparently there is A LOT of subsurface oil.


May11 interview:


Published Sat, Jun 19 2010 3:00 AM by TokyoTom


# A handy list of TT posts on BP, the Tragedy of the Government-Owned Commons, Corporations and Oil Serfdom

Friday, June 18, 2010 11:18 PM by TT's Lost in Tokyo

For a preceding post, I put together an index to my posts to date, and thought it might be useful to