BP Oil Leak Is A Gusher! Holy Crap!

Submitted by: sarahruth 7 years ago in

Video footage of the BP oil leak in the Gulf. Look at that thing flow!
There are 75 comments:
Female 105
I live on the gulf coast here in alabama and I have one thing to say.

drat BP..in the ass...with a hot iron spurting oil into their intestines.
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Male 282
I`m pretty sure J.R. Ewing had something to do with this.
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Male 199
i hate people that correct spelling on sites like this.. there so fu*king annoying
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Male 12,138
jamie, BP produce about 5 billions of barrels of oil per day from their oil assets in 93 countries. They`re not going to sweat over 5 thousand barrels a day leaking from one well in the Gulf. Small beer, friend.

Every day that thing gushes is hurting them enormously, in corporate reputation. Believe me, if BP could plug it, they would have done by now. Not out of social responsibility, just because it`s makes good financial sense. Your conspiracy bullsh*t it just that... bullsh*t.
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Male 2,344
so they want us to believe that they do not know how to put a damn cap on this thing?

riiiggghhtttttt

more than likely they are trying to figure out how to best keep as much oil as they can and that means running a shunt to it to continue the flow rather than capping it off and having to scrap this well for years until they can rebuild the whole thing, ligiate in court, finally get approaval to restart it etc.
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Female 4,039
There was some talk on the news that the fishermen who are signing up with BP to help with the clean up since they can`t fish now, have to sign waivers so if they get cancer or get sick or something later on down the line, they can`t blame BP.

Though I did hear this on the news and not out of a fisherman`s mouth directly, so I don`t know how true it is.
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Male 193
why has this whole american/british blame game emerged again? irrelevant - bottom line an oil company is an oil company - they`re not nice companies no matter which side of the atlantic they call home.
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Male 14,331
you`re*
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Male 14,331
[quote]This isn`t an american company, we dont screw people over in england so theyll take the hit and be happy for it.[/quote]

ROFL you delusional why are the 3 companies more involved pointing fingers at each other then? I can tell anyone who`s british on this site right now because you somehow stick up for them if it were an American company you`d be acting very differently. Word of advice oil companies only care about oil companies.
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Male 500
Something vaguely faustian about the whole thing....
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Male 115
"All the people whining about it killing the fish etc - oil IS dead fish etc... so what`s the problem??"

You sir are an idiot!
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Male 7,378
No surprise CrakrJak doesn`t believe this is a disaster. His crowd can just pray everything will be OK. Heh davymid and Crakrjak. Funny how interests collide.
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Female 3,828
@ mildcorma "If america and canada werent so consumerist then we wouldnt need the oil in the first place. Try and tell me you are doing the right thing when over here I have to pay $7 dollars for an american gallon and $1 for a bus ticket. Which do i use hmmmmmm"

Dont blame this on us and our " comsumerism"!
youre a consumer, too, of many products.
This is not an american company! Its not america`s fault! And even if you take the bus, unless its electric, you are still using up oil, einstein. If you want to use that arguement, at least lie and say you walk or ride a bike.
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Female 3,828
man this sucks. fix it, guys!naooooooooo
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Male 8,300
All the people whining about it killing the fish etc - oil IS dead fish etc... so what`s the problem??
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Male 17,511
I`m with Davy on this, And that`s a rarity. They will plug this leak soon and next year most people will be barely note it`s anniversary.
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Male 1,226
A video of a video of an old recording. I`m gonna submit the live feed as a link now...
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Female 427
@HarryBalszak

Uhm, wouldn`t that just cause more mass oil spillage because it would blow the whole rig open or whatever? Oh, you were being sarcastic? My bad XD
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Female 427
Supposedly the current is going to take it up by our beaches soon and I live by Daytona. We know it`s going to go up by Broward/Brevard don`t remember which. Damn oil -.-
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Male 1,265
Why is this a video of a video? Wouldn`t it have been better/easier to upload the original video?
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Male 12,138
Baal, shhh.

Nah, in truth I used to work for Shell. Now I work for the oil "regulator", but in Canada rather than the US.
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Male 4,546
Davy, what do you do for a living again?
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Male 1,590
I say we nuke the site from orbit.

It`s the only way to be sure.
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Male 8,300
> Yeah gotta agree with the anti-davymid crowd

I won`t bother reading the rest, I`l just put my hand up and join right now.
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Male 7,378
Yeah gotta agree with the anti-davymid crowd. This is a disaster of epic proportions. The sealife destroyed by this spill is incalculable. Louisiana fishermen provided 20% of the worlds seafood, 50% of Americas shellfish. Tourism destroyed for the next 3 decades to all gulf locations and we`re no closer to pluggin the leak today than we were a month ago. BP has never made enough money to pay for the damage it`s caused.
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Male 8,300
> aseirinn
> how many other catastrophes are waiting to happen?

Well there are currently about 450 Submissions in the IAB list...
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Male 516
I`m sure they`ll be giving money to ecosystem restoration. But the question is, how much is enough? How do you gauge a price on restoration of an ecosystem? Also, I doubt that BP is willing to do anymore than the bare minimum required which won`t, I guarantee you, be sufficient.

Oh no, nevermind, I`m sure since they`re British and Oh-so noble they can just ignore the common facets of humanity and throw all their money away in hopes of undoing their mistake.

"Uh huh, oh so that would be why all executive BP bonuses have been cancelled this year? and why no pay cuts have been made to any other employees? Along with a 10% salary reduction for executives as well?"

This is some concrete stuff you`re giving me. Where`d you find all this? I`ll take links to public statements, but please no unofficial testimony from your brother.
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Male 15,510
I think they close it now
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Male 496
@ GosuPaul

Uh huh, oh so that would be why all executive BP bonuses have been cancelled this year? and why no pay cuts have been made to any other employees? Along with a 10% salary reduction for executives as well?
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Male 496
"The cream of the crop don`t exactly work on oil rigs."

I know 2 people that do, both with engineering degrees and one of them is a doctor to boot. You need to be switched on to work on rigs, you have all sorts of tests to pass before theyll let you work on one due to the -extreme- high risk involved. $47,000 is the minimum pay bracket for these guys.
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Male 496
@gousupaul

"They`re paying for all the ecosystem restoration efforts as well? I doubt that."

Why wouldn`t they? Barack Obama wants them to, the british government is leaning so hard on them that right now the execs cant go for a piss without permission. This isn`t an american company, we dont screw people over in england so theyll take the hit and be happy for it. The government have made it more than clear that this whole bill, the whole thing, will come back to bp. If they go bankrupt well then thats a shame, but they won`t because they make a retarded amount of profit each year.
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Male 496
@ BrimstoneOne

BP can and will cover all of this without a doubt. Right now the new PM has got his finger up BPs ass to make sure they do, so it`s not going to be a problem. You need to sort your attitude out mate, i guess you are the type that sees conspiracies where there are none, or liberties being taken away by the companies that are trying to fill -your- demand for product x. Did you write this on a PC or laptop? driving to work in your car? If you don`t like it then stop drating buying it and don`t cry when companies take the piss but can offer you cheaper than cheap plastic garden sets. If america and canada werent so consumerist then we wouldnt need the oil in the first place. Try and tell me you are doing the right thing when over here I have to pay $7 dollars for an american gallon and $1 for a bus ticket. Which do i use hmmmmmm
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Male 159
i was going to commission the Blow out prevention units for my old company before i quit to do a PHD, considering the idiots working there, i`m not surprised if it wasn`t installed properly.

The cream of the crop don`t exactly work on oil rigs.
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Male 516
doubt the executives are collectivistic enough to be willing to sacrifice their own luxuries to cover for the good of the whole company.

They`d much rather let the little guys take the hits.
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Male 516
"Using the number Gosupaul mentioned, and taking into account that this leak began around 30 days ago and that the pipe (the counter-measure that`s actually working they say) was installed a week ago."

I was actually just using the Purdue professor`s number as an example of the multiple `reliable` sources that are weighing in on this and coming out with completely erratic and inconsistent numbers.

Also, I`m pretty sure that the `counter-measure` isn`t getting all of it, is it? It`s only getting a certain percentage of it I believe, so it`s still rocking hard.

"Firstly BP are paying for the spill, all of it"

They`re paying for all the ecosystem restoration efforts as well? I doubt that.

"(my source is my brother who currently works very high up in BP)"

So what? If anything, that would force me to be even MORE skeptical about the information he`s giving you.

Reputation may be everything, but I
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Male 496
* much effort is being put into the cleanup. 1150 vessels so far, every solution that is possible is being used to prevent the spill from getting worse.
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Male 496
@OhPlease

I just want to make a few points. Firstly BP are paying for the spill, all of it, and they have said they would do since the start of the leak. Secondly some people think that BP saying they will honour "legitimate claims" is a way for them to say "lol no not a legit claim no money for you" which is just not the case. Sure they are a big company, but they are not a big american company, they are british and also one of the best employers in the UK at the minute. Their public image is everything and they won`t let it be soiled by failing to deal with the reparations quickly and in full (my source is my brother who currently works very high up in BP). Finally, the safety valve that failed to work had passed a strict safety test only a month beforehand. Sometimes the worst case does happen, and BP did have a plan which it put into practice right away. I seriously don`t know what else you want them to do, you can look and see for yourself how
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Male 10,855
I agree with SilverThread.
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Male 3,431
How about we get the problem fixed first then deal with the head rolling later.
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Male 10,855
Using the number Gosupaul mentioned, and taking into account that this leak began around 30 days ago and that the pipe (the counter-measure that`s actually working they say) was installed a week ago. This gives us 23*95000 which gives us 2,185,000 barrels spilt so far and counting. That`s 2.185 million barrels spilt thus far. Now lets use the more "moderate" figures 5000. 23*5000 = 115,000. If GosuPaul`s number is correct then that means this is ten times worse than Exxon-Valdez.
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Female 472
They have a website where you can watch the live feed from the leak. Watch it for a few minutes and it really puts the whole thing in perspective.
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Male 566
Whomever was responsible for maintaining the blow-out preventer is criminally negligent. Worst case scenarios must be planned for. BP should be on the hook for every cent this is going to cost.
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Male 516
Actually, to all you arguing about the amount of oil being leaked, you may want to avoid solidifying the claims of 3000, 5000, 10,000, barrels being spilled per day. BP estimated 5000 barrels at first, but there`s a sh*tload of political controversy over whether this is accurate. Did you not hear about the engineering professor at Purdue who estimated 95,000 barrels per day being spilled?

There`s too much controversy right now to make a solid argument on the magnitude of this spill.

I guess in conclusion, don`t base argument about this over the # of barrels being leaked. The stats/facts are way too wobbly right now. Not to mention that BP`s going to pull like a mother f*cker and fight for the lowest barrel estimate possible so they can decrease whatever penalty they may receive. And I guarantee you they`re willing to pay off some experts to do the same.

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Male 302
It`s all a big conspiracy. Our government is blackmailing BP into ruining your beaches as payback for you having a revolution.

Mwuhahahahaha...
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Male 25,416
Good golly!
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Male 2,700
This may only be 3000 barrels a day....But it is WHERE the mess is located that makes this a very bad situation.....If that crap gets deep into the wetlands...Or gets into the Atlantic current....Or hell, what if the whole damn blob catches fire....This is bad in so many ways and 30 years later we are still going to be finding effects from this just like they are finding oil under the sand from Exxon
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Male 12,138
[quote]This is a catastrophe unlike any other; the magnitude of the damage that will result from this incident is almost beyond comprehension. [/quote]
Bullsh*t. It`s spilling about 3000 barrels per day. Catastrophic, yes, but "unlike any other?". Exxon Valdez spilled 250,000 barrels. The oil spill (which I`ll wager you`ve never even heard of) resulting from the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 spilled 10 million barrels into the Persian Gulf. This is relatively small beer. If it happened in far-east Asia rather than in the US, it probably wouldn`t even make the news.

Like I said, 3000 barrels a day. That sounds like a lot, to put it into some perspective, the US alone consumes about 20 million barrels per day. I wonder how many hypocrites rant and rave about this oil spill while fuelling up their SUVs, or turning their AC up another notch, or playing their xbox, or making comments on the internet on their (plastic, and therefore derived from oil) computers?
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Male 5,094
davymid: That analogy is complete bull. One plane crash may kill all the passengers on board, this has the potential to kill off most of the marine life in the entire Gulf.
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Female 721
aseirinn: I knew, because I live in Louisiana. I heard about it not long after it started, surprisingly from an online news source and not my local news.
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Male 877
hindsight!!!...not one person on here knew about this until it happened...how many other catastrophes are waiting to happen in our own back yard?

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Male 5,194
The president of BP says this spill amounts to less than one oil change from a small, fuel-efficient motorcycle. Who are you going to believe? A big important CEO with a British accent who`s in charge of a gigantic petroleum corporation, or some internet video?
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Male 10,855
There is major possibility it could affect the pacific fishing industry as well.
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Male 10,855
Plus any sweetheart deals our govt has with the oil industry are pretty much out the window.
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Male 591
davymid, this is not just one simple accident. This is a catastrophe unlike any other; the magnitude of the damage that will result from this incident is almost beyond comprehension. Cleaning up the coastline will be entirely impossible, long-term health effects on costal communities will be devastating, and fishing in the gulf will be unsafe for years to come.
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Male 296
hey BrimstoneOne, this wasn`t the governments fault. Mexico and America cannot create laws that prohibit a transnational corperation, I.e. BP, from exploiting the enviroment by making laws that lower their annual profit. If they do Bp can sue thanks to the rules and regulations of the North america`s free trade agreement. And America is so much about profit that you wouldn`t be able to nationalize them.
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Male 716
Just saying... Solar Power doesn`t do this.
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Male 758
vitaliy- If you hate humanity so much, why not do something about it and commit suicide? We`re not going to go away, so maybe you should. I can`t stand people that hate themselves and others for simply just existing.
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Male 2,229
damn that was wordy...
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Male 2,229
Without any government oversight, BP has just ruined the Gulf of Mexico, and the Southern US, with the possible inclusion of the Atlantic coast as well, if the oil rupture gets into the Gulf Stream current.

Everyone give a cheer for government deregulation, the calling card of the right wing lunatics and fascist corporations. Robbing people, but Americans in particular, of their money, liberty, security, and what ever is left of their environment and health.

Looks like the the US needs to nationalize some corporations to raze capital to cover what BP can`t and won`t pay for. In other words the the Gulf coast is screwed for the next 20 to 40 years, IF all exploration and drilling stop, and all ship traffic in the gulf also stops. Unfortunately neither option will be realized and the damage done will be prolonged decades.
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Male 10,338
Awesome Davy.

My sentiments exactly!
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Male 12,138
55,000 wells have been drilled in the Gulf of Mexico. Fifty Five Thousand. This is the first one that has blown out. And now the whole world is losing its sh*t over it, with calls for a moratorium on all offshore drilling. Please understand that this is like grounding all air travel because of a random plane crash. It`s a dangerous business, and sometimes sh*t happens. Let`s not get hysterical.

/rant
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Male 1,666
It`s things like this that make the belief that humanity is a plague or virus upon the face of this Earth so much more plausible.
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Male 774
Am I watching a video of a recording of a recording?
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Female 224
thats just depressing.
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Female 1,677
If you`re in germany why does your location say Southern US you weirdo. (to coryblahblah)
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Male 117
It actually seems like it`s a video of a video of a video...
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Male 537
Oh no... IAB couldnt just link it to the site... they had to screencap the feed straight from the bp website, then post the video... wonderfully simple.
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Female 193
This is one of those days I`m just ever so delighted to live in Louisiana.
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Male 32
that poo still going? and it hasnt been solved yet?...

gosh i love the "we are green" oil company ads now :D
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Male 349
Uhhhh...hasn`t pretty much everyone around the world with access to the news seen this already? Unless you watch Fox or CNN I suppose.
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Male 642
wait.. it`s still not sealed? the accident happened like what.. 3 weeks ago? think about it.. for 3 weeks this thing has been spewing out humongous ammounts of oil.. who knows what consequences there are.. other than dirty birds.. I guess this is the ruin of BP if someone gets the idea of filing a lawsuit for the environmental damage. And all that because the foremen pushed the workers to produce more oil ( as I read in a report)... well.. good thing I live in europe and the oil probably won`t come to germany`s shores.. tough luck americans... prepare for more accidents like this if you don`t overthink security measures
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Male 1,252
mm well becausewe dont wanna lose money lets just drop a box on it. hmm well that didnt work,... well ok lets just stuff the hole full of garbage and tap in elsewhere.... hmmm that didnt work either. well ok lets just say drat it and let it leak til we figure out how to not lose our investment.
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Male 5,314
why a video of a video?
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Male 7,378
We need to Nuke the leak! NUKE IT NOW!
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Female 48
Link: BP Oil Leak Is A Gusher! Holy Crap! [Rate Link] - Video footage of the BP oil leak in the Gulf. Look at that thing flow!
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