Monday, September 5, 2016

Did You Know Theres Thousands of Oil Spills EVER Year

Here's just one of them oil spill's;

On May 12, 2016, a release of oil from sub-sea infrastructure on Shell's Brutus oil rig released 2,100 barrels of oil. This leak created a visible 2 mile by 13 mile oil slick in the sea about 97 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, that's according to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

This stuff just doesn't get the media exposer like it should? I mean if Kim whats her name wears Tennis shoes  it's in every single news outlet, made the paparazzi whom took it a quadrillion-air  and sold billions of copies, but something so precious like this is just being ignored its scandalous.

oil spills mexico gulf
Gulf of Mexico
Did you know;
On April 20, 2010, the Deep-water Horizon oil platform, located in the Mississippi Canyon about 40 miles (64 km) off the Louisiana coast, suffered a catastrophic explosion; it sank a day-and-a-half later. It was in the process of being sealed with cement for temporary abandonment, to avoid environmental problems.

Although initial reports indicated that relatively little oil had leaked, by April 24, it was claimed by BP that approximately 1,000 barrels (160 m3) of oil per day were issuing from the well-head, about 1-mile (1.6 km) below the surface on the ocean floor. On April 29, the U.S. government revealed that approximately 5,000 barrels (790 m3) per day, five times the original estimate, were pouring into the Gulf from the well-head. The resulting oil slick quickly expanded to cover hundreds of square miles of ocean surface, posing a serious threat to marine life and adjacent coastal wetlands, and to the livelihoods of Gulf Coast shrimpers and fishermen.

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sally Brice O'Hare stated that the U.S. government will be "employing booms, skimmers, chemical dispersant's and controlled burns" to combat the oil spill. By May 1, 2010, the oil spill clean-up efforts were underway, but hampered by rough seas and the "tea like" consistency of the oil. Clean-up operations were resumed after conditions became favourable.

On May 27, 2010, The USGS had revised the estimate of the leak from 5,000 barrels per day (790 m3/d) to 12,000–19,000 barrels per day (3,000 m3/d) an increase from earlier estimates. On July 15, 2010, BP announced that the leak stopped for the first time in 88 days. In July 2015 BP reached an $18.7bn settlement with the US government, the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, as well as 400 local authorities. To date BP's cost for the clean-up, environmental and economic damages and penalties has reached $54bn.

Cantarell Field oil spill
Oil Spill Field

Source of this story is Wiki