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View Diary: BP Oilmageddon ROV liveblogging diary #36 (383 comments)

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  •  huh (4+ / 0-)

    Why are we in "worse shape".  It's the exact same oil and gas coming out of the exact same riser pipe.

    The only difference is that it is all coming from near the BOP instead of some near the BOP and some far away at the end of a broken pipe.

    The only argument is that taking out a crimped bent over pipe reduced the pressure a little.  However this was going to happen eventually.  The cracks at the top of the bent riser were going to widen over time from abrasion especially after the top kill mud.

    So what about a "new vent for oil".  WTH?!  That is like poking holes in a garden hose and complaining about new leaks.  It's all the same flow.  They think most of the pressure restriction is at the bottom of the casing, deep underground.

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