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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nature Helping Out, Or, Never As Bad As Portrayed

Can't find the Oil.

Hey folks,

We have a mystery in today's From The Energy Front segment. Remember this? Some got in hot water saying this. When dealing in reality, some tried to tell you how "bad" this Oil Accident really was. They said that if you fill a bathtub with water, the amount of oil in that bathtub to equal the spill in the Gulf of Mexico wouldn't fill a thimble.

In the face of the Obama Administration telling us this is the worse disaster in Human History, pretty much, CNBC posted this. If the inside of a Football Stadium, were the Gulf of Mexico, the amount of oil that's leaked so far would be equivalent to a 24-ounce can of beer.



Now do not get me or anyone else wrong here. It is bad. It should have never happened. But worse disaster EVER? This one accident in over 60 years of drilling, and it is a reason to shut down ALL Off shore Drilling? Hardly.

Then you have one other fact that the Obama Regime hates to state. Nature is resilient. Natural seeps from thousands of spots from the Pacific Ocean to the North Sea account for about 45 percent of all oil entering the oceans in a typical year, according to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. It has been said that these are larger than this spill itself, and occur NATURALLY. So what happens to all that Oil?

The Oceans absorb it. A host of Microbes can eat oil and gas, especially light compounds such as gasoline. The Ocean breaks it up, and it EVAPORATES. Oil is as natural as the Water in the Ocean itself.

So now that the Well is Capped, and bad for Obama who tried to do seemingly EVERYTHING he could to slow down the process of ending the Spill, the Oil is disappearing. Those trying to truly help clean it up, reporters trying to further agenda's, and the Obama Regime, {Which is what Howard Dean is now calling it even}are all having trouble finding it. According to ABC News - BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf By JEFFREY KOFMAN

For 86 days, oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's damaged well, dumping some 200 million gallons of crude into sensitive ecosystems. BP and the federal government have amassed an army to clean the oil up, but there's one problem -- they're having trouble finding it.
Why? OH I don't know, maybe because, some evaporated and Oceans absorb it. A host of Microbes can eat oil and gas, especially light compounds such as gasoline and what was spilled from the well?

At its peak last month, the oil slick was the size of Kansas, but it has been rapidly shrinking, now down to the size of New Hampshire.

Today, ABC News surveyed a marsh area and found none, and even on a flight out to the rig site Sunday with the Coast Guard, there was no oil to be seen

"That oil is somewhere. It didn't just disappear," said Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.
Quick, someone call Sherlock Holmes. Someone stole the Oil. Those dastardly Oil Companies did it. I know they did. Maybe Bush. Yes, Bush. Bush and Cheney. During the storm, they rowed in and stole the Oil to make Obama look bad. Yeah, that's it. Bush did it.

Salvador Cepriano is one of the men searching for crude. Cepriano, a shrimper, has been laying out boom with his boat, but he's found that there's no oil to catch.

"I think it is underneath the water. It's in between the bottom and the top of the water," Cepriano said.
Yeah, just lounging out in the middle. Tired of floating I guess.

Even the federal government admits that locating the oil has become a problem.

"It is becoming a very elusive bunch of oil for us to find," said National Incident Cmdr. Thad Allen.
{Sigh} Isn't this a GOOD thing?

The numbers don't lie: two weeks ago, skimmers picked up about 25,000 barrels of oily water. Last Thursday, they gathered just 200 barrels.

Still, it doesn't mean that all the oil that gushed for weeks is gone. Thousands of small oil patches remain below the surface, but experts say an astonishing amount has disappeared, reabsorbed into the environment.

"[It's] mother nature doing her job," said Ed Overton, a professor of environmental studies at Louisiana State University.
Which is what some got ridiculed for saying this would happen. They even admit it now.

The light crude began to deteriorate the moment it escaped at high pressure, and then it was zapped with dispersants to speed the process along. The oil that did make it to the ocean's surface was broken up by 88-degree water, baked by 100-degree sun, eaten by microbes, and whipped apart by wind and waves.
Yet have to end this story with the ominous?

Experts stress that even though there's less and less oil as time goes on, there's still plenty around the spill site. And in the long term, no one knows what the impact of those hundreds of millions of gallons will be, deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
You know something else that will come from all this? We will have NEW Technologies created to deal with this type of thing in the future. This is bad. It should have never happened. We STILL need to learn WHY. But Worse disaster in history? Hardly. Reason to stop ALL Off Shore Drilling? No.

Thank you Mother Nature.
Peter

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