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POLELANE
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2010 12:05:23 AM

FYI, this article still shows up on my recent news topics and blogs. I often get old blogs when I leave the 5 top stories posted on the front page.
POLELANE
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2010 11:57:48 PM

sorry you're bothered; I was responding to an article that had been responded to the day before. I wasn't bringing up a 7 week old story with intent; the previous two responses showing on my 'recent news' were the days before:,,,,,,,,Profile Pic
POLELANE
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 6:07:38 PM
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BAD NEWS! Now it is reported leaking at the site of another disaster.
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SUPERQUACK
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2010 7:40:04 PM
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Good news. For now. like that duck; Halfblack
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 6:21:28 PM


POLELANE? SUPERQUACK?

I do not understand why you are pulling up and commenting on a 7 week old story?

A lot has changed in the last 7 weeks as far as the Gulf oil disaster is concerned.
Bringing an outdated story into the mix, simply creates unnecessary confusion about what is really happening TODAY.

This article is from JULY 15.
Today is SEPTEMBER 3.


[Edited by: teafortwo at 9/3/2010 6:23:36 PM EST]
POLELANE
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 6:07:38 PM

BAD NEWS! Now it is reported leaking at the site of another disaster.
SUPERQUACK
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2010 7:40:04 PM

Good news. For now.
gasokie
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2010 1:51:05 PM

Let's hope they never have to reopen that thing.

I doubt if there is enough "underwater" oil to fret over. The Oxygen levels don't indicate a lot of it.
goldinmyear
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2010 2:09:35 PM

sure...but who's minding the mint??
POLELANE
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2010 9:45:33 PM

different viewpoints from different topics on here today; concerning seepage.
kelsielee
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 12:48:31 PM

Great news on the one front. Now BP can put even more focus on the cleanup of the oil that is already in the Gulf (both on the surface and under the water).
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 7:44:35 AM

the cap is closed, but there are conflicting lines of thought regarding the slow increase in pressure.

BP, scientists try to make sense of well puzzle

No time to find better articles, but this is one at least.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 7:32:02 AM

Enorms: they will, however they are first waiting to see if there is any pressure issue.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 7:31:14 AM

mpg: If you are so smart, why didn't you offer your help.

Me, I recall that they tried containments and it didn't work b/c the well was too much loaded with CH4 gas.
1006
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 8:38:25 PM

let's hear something positive out there.
people are rushing to the beach today
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 8:50:23 AM

Amazing. BP finally did something right after almost three months.
ENORMS
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 8:29:47 AM

Why can't BP now siphon this oil to a tanker?
ShaCoats
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 7:40:29 AM

Good to hear..
1006
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 6:24:11 AM

that's being optimistic!
FocusST2
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 4:47:31 AM

Nearly 90 days in and I hope that this solution holds long enough to fix this leak.
HiGramma
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 4:23:23 AM

I hope they have a plan to deal with the pressure.
jcurley
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:55:55 AM

There are still several more critical steps to go, but we really needed BP to finally do something right.
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:55:35 AM

Remember they specifically wanted a new cap with multiple ports so they could tap off oil from more than one outlet. So once they confirm it's stable do you think they are going to permanently seal it or just keep drawing off oil from three outlets to start making up for lost profits, and to pay for those law suits etc?
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:51:16 AM

Now if they can deploy more oil removing vessels in the Gulf; to remove the Millions of gals of oil floating, emersed & that they mixed with soap like dispersants; before It destroys more sea & marine life, fish & foul. Then maybe it won't take a hundred years to return the Gulf Waters And Shores back to normal.
bigreddwg
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:12:40 AM

THANK GOD AND GLAD THAT HE HEARD MY PRAYERS - SAD HE TOOK SO LONG TO DO SO - MAYBE HE WAS TRYING TO TEACH US A HARD LESSON!!!
jimim
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:09:17 AM

Yes this is good news. Personally I think they will need a week or so (weather permitting) to make sure it holds, but seems they finally have it right. I also think they will build another platform close to the old one and tap the well again. The work will continue now to clean up the mess and rescue more fish and wildlife that are still suffering and the BP payments better continue to the human life that have been so impacted by this accident.
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:07:52 AM

WOW, that is great news !!!
LostToo
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:01:40 AM

See I told ya BP is not as bad as you all been saying for the last few weeks. They are just slow starters. They got it cracked in the end.
Saturn93
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:58:43 AM

Good news, maybe. I'll believe it when it has been tested and verified.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:56:05 AM

Good news.
genef01
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:48:55 AM

So far, so good. Now if the cleanup would only need 85 days!!!!
Wizrd03
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:48:00 AM

Finally good news from the gulf!
Toppers
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:47:20 AM

Lezz hope it holds!
HEBster
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:44:26 AM

Best news of the year!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:42:26 AM

Now things may start returning to normal.
CumminsFanOH
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:41:30 AM

Excellent work.
abfpat
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:40:32 AM

Now, how to seal it off for good.
pennygasON
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:38:34 AM

Very good news. Fix it permanently!
VanIsleRover
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:38:27 AM

Just waiting for another disaster...
grouch311
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:37:26 AM

about time.
Pozole
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:37:17 AM

...should have done that two months ago...
JoeKR
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:37:14 AM

Let us hope!
CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:32:16 AM

Oh don't worry, they'll scheme a way to get at this pocket of oil again, some way.
Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:30:46 AM

Just hope it stays on and I hope everyone dealing in the assembly of these rigs learned a lesson...
ifallsguy
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:30:11 AM

don't bet on this being kept closed. The drill pipe could easily be damaged below the sea floor and leak oil through the sediments.
DblChek
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:27:33 AM

Good point, Judgemobile!
DellDude2
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:26:18 AM

Excellent! Now get those relief wells drilled to reduce the pressure.
benjy
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:24:40 AM

Thank you Engineers.... go to hell BP.......
DJRIO
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:22:40 AM

but it is being monitored to make sure it is working.
96sc1
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:20:52 AM

"This is great but why not continue to siphon off the oil and gas and bring it into production?" - Buddy2264

The condition of the failed well is unknown. It would not be prudent to attempt to continue to use it.
Grismer
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:20:39 AM

No new oil spillage is nothing but great news! Hopefully, this temporary cap will last long enough for the relief wells to permanently seal this well.
Jarol
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:19:27 AM

Good ... I hope it holds.
96sc1
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:17:42 AM

Gibbs has been using "we" instead of "they" when referring to the progress on the leak and spill, as well.
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