North Sea oil spill is worst in a decade

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North Sea oil spill is worst in a decade
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Tue, 08-16-2011 - 10:33am
This is the same oil company that has permission to drill off the coast of Alaska. An oil spill from a Shell platform has become the worst in the North Sea in a decade, it was disclosed last night.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/8703156/North-Sea-oil-spill-is-worst-in-a-decade.html

Government figures show that the 216 tonnes of oil which have already entered the water have exceeded the annual totals for the area for the last ten years.

Environmentalists said the light crude oil posed a "serious risk" for thousands of young birds, including puffins and guillemots, if they came into contact with it.

Oil began to escape from part of the Gannet Alpha drilling rig about 112 miles east of Aberdeen last Wednesday.

Engineers have slowed the leak but have so far failed to totally stop it, with the equivalent of around five barrels a day continuing to escape.

It is very small compared to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, in which 4.9 million barrels of oil escaped at a maximum rate of around 62,000 barrels a day. More see link above.

Shell's second oil leak in North Sea pipeline caused by relief valve

Campaigners and politicians have criticised the oil company for being slow to release information on the spill

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/aug/16/shell-oil-leak-pipeline

5 Reasons Shell Should Not Be Drilling in the Arctic

 


Photobucket&nbs

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Tue, 08-16-2011 - 10:36am

 


Photobucket&nbs

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 08-16-2011 - 11:27am
Just great! grrrrrrrr.....

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 08-12-2011
Tue, 08-16-2011 - 1:07pm

And 5 reasons we SHOULD be drilling everywhere...

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 08-16-2011 - 4:34pm
Such eloquence........

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 08-12-2011
Tue, 08-16-2011 - 5:17pm

Such reality and practicality...minus the hypocrisy from the left.

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 08-16-2011 - 8:07pm

It is neither "realistic" nor "practical" to pursue a finite and filthy "resource" for what are rapidly diminishing returns.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Wed, 08-17-2011 - 12:40pm
Amen!

 nwtreehugger