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Date: 06/21/10 09:32 AM

45 Responses to How Many Barrels Is The BP Pipeline Losing A Day?

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    sad182 Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2010 at 9:00 am
    Link: How Many Barrels Is The BP Pipeline Losing A Day? - Mass physics demonstration simulating 25,000 barrels stacked around a pillar 15,000 feet high. That`s a lot of damn oil.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 9:38 am
    That was pretty cool
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    Johnny_Blaze Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 9:41 am
    Ah the Unreal Engine, always a fun tool to make random objects fall from amazing heights.
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 9:44 am
    What game is this? O:
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    miraclewik Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 9:50 am
    Meh, it would be a bit more impressive if it had a scale to it. It looks like those barrels were tiny, and what`s up with the gun?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 10:06 am
    I guess we need to start consider other sources of energy more seriously now
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2010 at 10:06 am
    Now imagine what 20 000 000 barrels look like and that`s how much America uses per day.

    25000 is a very small number by comparison.
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

    We need more rigs to blow up before people would do that.

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    MrHeretic Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 10:26 am
    What I don`t understand is why have gas prices gone down at least in my area.Not that I`m complaining.
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    Treadlong Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 10:30 am
    you know i`m just a toothless cog in the machinery here but aren`t we going to need oil to make all of the alternative energy sources and accompanying infrastructure? I think everybody should have the ability to generate their own electricity and vehicles to use said electricity. You know it is possible to do this now but it seems to me like people assume this technology is too expensive so they`ll wait until it more widely available and cheap. It also seems like the oil companies would want to sell their product as long as there is demand. Can`t we as consumers change the way we use oil and in turn the oil companies would have to change the way they sell oil. It`s going to suck for whatever generation has to make the actual transition but isn`t it like computers? If some dude didn`t shell out for the ridiculously expensive first home computer which was essentially an interchangeable circuit board would we have the technology we have today?
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    Reggae_Dude Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2010 at 10:56 am
    If anyone wanna know, this game is Unreal Tournament 3.. :P
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    ldnmaster Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 11:18 am
    We would still have computers, for the same reason we have oil. They`re used in nearly every facet of our daily lives. I`ve been posting in my group on FB a while now, to those who want to boycott BP...good luck with that. Most companies buy their oil from BP. Stop going to their gas stations, it won`t change a thing. And if you seriously want to get rid of oil all together, you`re going to have to come up with a non petroleum synthetic to replace it, or everything it does. Machinery, textiles, plastics, wax, etc. Unless you live on nature and absolutely nothing else, oil has touched what you use in one way, shape or form. Alternative energies are great ideas. We do need more ways to power things. I am an inspector in the North Slope oil field, and it`s absolutely amazing, but we need something else. We can`t replace oil entirely, but we have to start somewhere.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2010 at 11:20 am
    The only thing that will make Americans change habits will be a sharp increase in oil prices. There`s no way the oil companies would sit by and allow a 50% per gallon gas tax. The oil companies own our politics just ask Joe Barton.
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    TheGax Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 11:22 am
    that must be one hell of a computer to run all that with no lag =P

    oh and thats a sh*tload of oil man..
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 11:25 am
    Can`t even start watching this once I saw they were using actual barrels full of oil.

    Even if they were sitting edge to edge there would be a 50% air space between barrels. Then add in the width of the barrels and lips on top and bottom. Then add in the fact that they put a relatively LARGE gap between barrels in the video. I would estimate this "structure" is about 80% empty space.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    I hope they go bankrupt
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    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    our barrels will block out the sun!
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    nobody404 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    "Can`t even start watching this once I saw they were using actual barrels full of oil. "

    It`s a video game...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2010 at 1:37 pm
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    razr Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    Is that on Cryengine 2? I think so:D
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    sofaking42 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    Spider, you`re an idiot
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    deyv87 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    @last ninja: Then we will pollute in the shade.
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    r3tr0r0ck3r Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    I liked the bit where there were barrels.
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    a day??
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    Shadowsnipr Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    I think the high end of the estimates place the number at 60,000 barrels a day. Plus, I wouldn`t be surprised if they were downplaying the number.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Actually, that was just a video showcasing the Unreal 3 engine. UDK is the Unreal Development Kit; me and a friend downloaded it from their site and have played around with it. You can do some pretty neato stuff with that program.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    You Americans don`t do half measures do ya? BP may have been British Petroleum originally, but it is run by an American, or better (worse) yet, a corporate fascist that has "trained" in the American business model of destruction for greed.
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    MildCorma Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    You americans need to sort it out, this spill is drating tiny compared to the ones that occur around africa each year but you all scream because its on your doorstep. Don`t worry, it`ll all be better soon and you can carry on living life pretending oil magics itself to petrol stations. Seriously, this is the "biggest disaster in the US", not the world but still you moan and complain that daddies fishing trips cant happen any more thanks to the oil and you need compensation without figuring that BP is the -only- oil company in africa that replaces its pipes and constantly monitors for leaks, plus they pay for local schools and dig wells for water. You americans are taking this funding away from where it is needed because you don`t want your life to be disrupted, you don`t actually give a poo about the real costs.
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    Ryan22158 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    Doing this with real oil filling barrels would be so much better than driving your H2 around.
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    drummer124 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    Someone was bored in crysis. haha
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    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    I think that music was in "The Borne Identity."

    Oh yeah and that`s a lot of barrels, oil etc.
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    jib Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Taking funding away from what? Wouldn`t it be better to try and stop the leak and THEN fund schools or what not? Also, it doesn`t matter what BP has done, THIER rig exploded and is now leaking tons of oil. I think it`s okay to expect them to do something, right?
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    Hephaestus Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Excellent, I was worried people wouldn`t understand what I meant when I ask them to play "Pass Judgment" as I travel overseas this coming summer.

    And it looks like when we`re all exhausted from that, we can sit around the campfire and compare our stereotypes and assumptions to see who is bigger.

    Ah, can`t wait to form these fond memories...
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    Also, it doesn`t matter what BP has done, THIER rig exploded and is now leaking tons of oil. I think it`s okay to expect them to do something, right?

    Why BP and not the company that owns the rig?

    You didn`t know that BP doesn`t own the rig, did you? It`s not THIER rig.
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    amayagab Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    To hell with pelicans. Just trying to mooch off free baths.
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    paulyshore Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    s-so... much.lost.profit.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 11:19 pm
    Why BP and not the company that owns the rig?

    You didn`t know that BP doesn`t own the rig, did you? It`s not THIER rig.

    Why not BP just do something ANYWAY then decide who`s blame it is/proper compensation later?

    Playing the "who set the fire" game when the house is burning down is sheer idiocy.

    You get the drat out first, get things fixed, then decide who`s fault it was.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 22, 2010 at 12:10 am
    BP have already spent US$2B trying to fix it and paying compensation to people adversely affected by it. They`re not arguing about responsibility. Not because they actually had anything to do with the rig, but because their name is one of those on the contracts.

    The company that owns and runs the rig is denying any responsibility.

    You`re wrong. Simple as that.
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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 1:41 am
    "Our barrels will blot out the sun"
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    Prejudiced Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 3:10 am
    Transocean owned the rig, yes. HOWEVER BP had it on lease until 2013 and was responsible for it during that time. They were responsible for upkeep on it too, drilling and the like. And they are the ones who have ultimately caused the spill. BP is also the operator and principal developer of the Prospect with 65% of interest.

    The rig was having minor issues days before. it should have been tested. 11 men on the rig at the time of the explosion have not been found, presumed dead. Remember Deepwater Horizon rig sank on the morning of April 22, 2010.

    Plus now we have oil everywhere. BP`s the main player, and were the ones running the rig at the time. Therefore it is up to them to fund the cleanup, and stop the oil that is still flowing.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Its like renting a house. I you were cooking meth in it and got cought its not the home owners fault.
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    davidstone Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2010 at 11:29 am
    @MildCorma, If you were trying to be hilarious, then congratulations. Otherwise, your statement was way more hilarious than it was useful. I`m an American, and I think they need to clean their poo up like you, but America doesn`t need to do anything. It`s BP`s responsibility, not mine, to get that fixed. Also, yes, I`m waaaaaay more worried about my daddy`s fishing trips than the wildlife that it`s killing, and that when it reaches more land, that wildlife is pretty much dead then too. We`re not taking ANY funding from BP or Africa. BP drated up, and now they`re trying to fix it with their money, so it is their fault that they can`t give it to Africa. Also, can you show me some proof that there are oil spills in Africa every year that make this one look "tiny?"

    Your ignorance pisses me off.
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    antilight Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Proof, as written by NY Times:

    Seriously, it`s messed up there.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    As a publically shared company BP wont do whats right, they`ll do whats economically right for the ir share holders. Nothing. Force the US government to bail out a solution, wipe their asses with the US dollar and say good bye to the middle class. Theyll sell oild for about 5000 a barrel, take a PERCENTAGE, government takes a PERCENTAGE, majority middle class pays the 5000. everyone gets rich but middle class.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2010 at 4:10 am
    i hate it when games don`t let you look straight up...

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