Pocket of methane gas caused the BP Oil Rig Explosion

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    Bubble of methane triggered rig blast
     
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    Sorry 'bout that y'all.

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    So someone farted. Fabulous.
     
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    At the end of the article, it says this:

    Blowouts are infrequent, because well holes are blocked by piping and pumped-in materials like synthetic mud, cement and even sea water. The pipes are plugged with cement, so fluid and gas can't typically push up inside the pipes.
    Instead, a typical blowout surges up a channel around the piping. The narrow space between the well walls and the piping is usually filled with cement, so there is no pathway for a blowout. But if the cement or broken piping leaves enough space, a surge can rise to the surface.
    There, at the wellhead of exploratory wells, sits the massive steel contraption known as a blowout preventer. It can snuff a blowout by squeezing rubber seals tightly around the pipes with up to 1 million pounds of force. If the seals fail, the blowout preventer deploys a last line of defense: a set of rams that can slice right through the pipes and cap the blowout.
    Deepwater Horizon was also equipped with an automated backup system called a Deadman. It should have activated the blowout preventer even if workers could not.
    Based on the interviews with rig workers, none of those safeguards worked.


    Until we have the information from the full investigation, it seems a tad premature to assign 'blame' to BP, if there was a sequence of safety feature failures then maybe it's more of a 'shit happens' than a 'BP cut corners'.
     
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    U.S. Minerals Management Service peeled-back testing requirement in 1998 under the Clinton Administration

     
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    Right... a platform with a history of violations for disabling safety devices and alarms to cut corners blows up because the safety devices failed, therefore it can't be because they were cutting corners :rolleyes:

    Of course you side with the corporation - if people didn't want exploding wells, they'd vote with their wallets for safer companies. Where does the Constitution give the Fed authority to intervene anyway...
     
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    Funny after the liberals blame it on Bush while on Obamay watch, then after blaming Bush for not spending 500K we find out its was natural causes and the libtards still want to blame BP........LOL you guys are laughable and predictable at best.
     
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    Here is a great diagram of the BP Oil Well Blow-Out problems

    Drilling safety fluid was removed before the placement of the second / final cement plug. Who made that decision? Who gave the order?

    Safety fluid was removed before oil rig exploded in Gulf
     
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