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BP Lie #73

BP Lie #73

For weeks, the public has been told that the crude from BP's Deepwater Horizon well is a light crude that it evaporates easily. "It's nothing like what BP tired to cleanup in the Exxon Valdez spill."---I heard a Coast Guard official tell reporters this while I was driving to Eunice, [...]

Oops, Jeff Miller off by 23,000 bbls per day

Oops, Jeff Miller off by 23,000 bbls per day

Last week, Congressman Jeff Miller told us that BP was getting ahead of the oil spill and had recovered 4 million gallons. His actual quote was "They continue to be able to skim more oil off the surface than is leaking." (Read more). The latest estimates are that 25,000 bbls a day are spewing [...]

LA Times buys into BP outreach here

LA Times buys into BP outreach here

I've been highly critical of the British Petroleum local community outreach because the BP reps here have no knowledge, no technical expertise and no authority. Most have only worked for BP for a few days or a couple of weeks. So why are they so important to BP? Because they and the BP community [...]

Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

The Daily Drilling Report reveals what may have caused the explosion. According to BP, “before, during or after the cement job, an undetected influx of hydrocarbons entered the wellbore.” In other words, there was a breach somewhere in well integrity that allowed methane gas and possibly [...]

Deepwater Horizon – Not the First Gulf Oil Leak

Deepwater Horizon – Not the First Gulf Oil Leak

By IN Reporter Ryne Ziemba... Currently, there are roughly 4,000 oil rigs off the Gulf Coast of the United States, with the exception of Florida’s coast which has yet to allow drilling off its shores. Of these thousands of oil rigs, there is an intricate system of pipes that connect the rigs [...]

Oceanographer Estimates Higher Rate of Leak

Oceanographer Estimates Higher Rate of Leak

By IN reporter Ryne Ziemba.. Prof. Ian McDonald, professor of Oceanography at Florida State University, spoke last Saturday, May 8 at a public forum at the Hilton Garden Inn on Pensacola Beach. Prof. McDonald has been involved with the Oil Spill Academic Task Force, a group of scientists who he [...]

BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

State Senator Don Gaetz emailed last week to the media and his constituents the list of BP Contacts in Florida. I had reporter Ryne Ziemba contact them to find who they were, what were their levels of expertise and how long they have been working with British Petroleum. Four of them took his phone [...]

Sink’s day in Pensacola

Sink’s day in Pensacola

By Sean Boone Federal and state officials were in Pensacola today to address emergency efforts for the Deep Horizon oil spill bearing down on Florida’s coastline. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink met with Escambia County officials at a morning briefing at the county emergency operations [...]

Nelson meets with BP CFO

From Nelson (I assume he called the 1-800 number to get the appointment: During a meeting I just had with the CEO of BP I put a number of questions to Tony Hayward directly and bluntly: • Any idea when you’re really going to be able to cap this well? • Can you guarantee the Gulf of [...]

BP WELL DEEPER THAN PERMIT ALLOWED, LACKED SAFETY VALVE

British Petroleum has been deemed by the federal and state governments as the lead and responsible party for stopping and cleaning up the huge environmental disaster caused by explosion and eventual sinking of Deep Horizon well off the shores of Louisiana. I interviewed Mike Papantonio and Bobby [...]

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