Thursday, July 15, 2010

BP: Flow stopped 


BP said Thursday that it has stopped oil from leaking out of its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. The gusher has been throttled for the first time since the April 20 blowout on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon.

The psychological impact of our inability to cap this damned hole in the bottom of the sea has been huge, and perhaps the hidden and unverifiable source of more economic damage than the actual spill. It was depressing and contributed to a wider sense that things are seemingly spinning out of control. The work is not done, but imagine the relief of those engineers, workers and executives -- the unloved heroes -- who have been struggling to deal with this problem for almost three months. I hope they get a few cold beers tonight, and maybe a nice steak.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Jul 17, 07:04:00 PM:

I thought it was the greatest mechanical marvel of this century!!!

But then the MSM was all pouty and put off that the well really was capped.

All sorts of blather about "it might not hold", "wait and see", doomsday, doomsday, doomsday!!!!

Hm, MSM, they just can't seem to ever get on the right side of things1


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Jul 31, 11:18:00 AM:

Yes, well, let's reserve judgment...everything's connected, and there's still oil leaking in the Gulf. Plug one, another begins spouting. Why not drill on land, far far away from the water....  

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