Wednesday, June 23, 2010

And the top hat is gone...

Oil now spewing unhindered into Gulf.

While I'm not expecting Preznit ObamaMan to swim down to the oil leak and plug it up personally with his mighty powers of HopeyChangey, it would be nice if he'd get someone besides BP to work out ways to collect oil and stop the leak, because BP (because they're paying for it) has every incentive to cheap out. The notion that BP is the only people with the expertise to do this is nonsense -- BP relies on the same contractors as everybody else, BP has geologists on staff but that's about it, everything else is contracted out to people like Halliburton and Schlumberger who do the same work for Exxon-Mobil, Texaco, etc. All it would take would be a contract (and a bill to BP to pay for it)...

-- Badtux the Oil Penguin


  1. Tux
    A while aog I suggested Colin Powell to head up the Gulf disaster. Thad Allen has got to be the worst, he's lied as much as BP. Even today, with the well leaning something like 15% and two people dead, he lies. I wish I knew his interest in it all.

  2. Everybody out there is a contractor. The Discover Enterprise is a contract vessel. The two relief wells are being drilled by Boots & Coots. The ROV's and their support vessels are contract vessels. Do you want new contracts or more contracts? Or do you want a more effective majordomo?

  3. A more effective majordomo. A prime contractor *other* than BP. As I've repeatedly explained, BP has inherent conflicts of interest here and having them as the prime contractor is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house -- they have every motivation to cover up the extent of the disaster, expend as little money as necessary to deal with the disaster, etc.

    -Badtux the Motivational Penguin

  4. I don't think that there is anyone out there that can stop it. I'll just be thankful if they don't start moving here after they screw their area all up being as many on the gulf want to keep drilling wells for the jobs.


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