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    Re: BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    I do actually own a vehicle and drive occasionally, but when I gas up, I make it a point not to buy BP fuels or oils, and bypass stations which receive deliveries of fuels from BP refineries. BTW, my vehicle's engine uses synthetic oil, and doesn't use any oil between 5,000 mile changes.

    I make it a point to boycott companies and corporations who do not operate in our environment safely.

    You do know BP's lackluster history of spills and accidents, don't you? Or, are you willing to overlook that small fact? As long as it's gas, you don't care how it was gotten.

    BP releases list of stations that sold tainted gas - Chicago Tribune
    Is that a charge you're making?
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    Re: BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    So the leak was detected at 4:30 only when a sheen was seen.
    No sensors detecting and anomaly, alarm sounds off, Scotty complaining about a warp core breach?
    Not very encouraging.
    Sounds like they got lucky with favorable wind and temps rather than getting a handle on the situation from the start.

    And whats with heavy and light oil getting into a SEALED cooling system?

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    Re: BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    I do actually own a vehicle and drive occasionally, but when I gas up, I make it a point not to buy BP fuels or oils, and bypass stations which receive deliveries of fuels from BP refineries. BTW, my vehicle's engine uses synthetic oil, and doesn't use any oil between 5,000 mile changes.

    I make it a point to boycott companies and corporations who do not operate in our environment safely.
    Are you serious? You can't avoid buying from BP. What Oil BP doesn't use for it refineries and gas stations which have 2 different brand names othern then BP (ARCO and AmPm) is sold on the market. it's bought by other oil companies when it hits the shores of the US via the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska.. So your pissing in the wind saying you don't buy a specific brand.
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    Re: BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Not disingenuous at all, and I never compared it to Horizon, how you got that stuff, I don't know. I heard it on a live report on ABC7 Chicago.
    And whats the "broken record" comment than? Assumed its in reference to the DWH spill but if I'm wrong, all good.

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Get this, the gubmint is going to allow BP to police itself on this one too. Bad idea.

    I could post some other BP misgivings, do you want me to start on how careless of a corporation they really are?
    Why would say the "gumint" is allowing them to police themselves? From the article you posted:

    Both the EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard have been overseeing the clean up efforts. They say that most of the affected shoreline, about 2,700 yards, has already been cleaned up, but a more comprehensive assessment is scheduled for Wednesday.
    Looks like they're being policed just fine.

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    Re: BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Is that a charge you're making?
    An assumption.

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    Re: BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    Are you serious? You can't avoid buying from BP. What Oil BP doesn't use for it refineries and gas stations which have 2 different brand names othern then BP (ARCO and AmPm) is sold on the market. it's bought by other oil companies when it hits the shores of the US via the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska.. So your pissing in the wind saying you don't buy a specific brand.
    Not at all. In my area, I know where the gasolines come from. Speedway stations in my area receive deliveries from Whiting Indiana and came from the BP refinery there.

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    Re: BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    And whats the "broken record" comment than? Assumed its in reference to the DWH spill but if I'm wrong, all good.



    Why would say the "gumint" is allowing them to police themselves? From the article you posted:



    Looks like they're being policed just fine.
    Not according to live news reports on television this morning. The gubmint, it was said, will oversee BP's self policing, bad policy.

    Ordinarily, an oil spill wouldn't garner much of my attention, except this spill in Lake Michigan is where many people who live in states along the shorelines receive their drinking water from. I pointed out how careless BP has been in the past, and evidently, they're carrying on their tradition of spoiling once again.

    Yeah, they'll probably pay another fine, but what does that do for people who are victims to their carelessness?

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    Re: BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    So the leak was detected at 4:30 only when a sheen was seen.
    No sensors detecting and anomaly, alarm sounds off, Scotty complaining about a warp core breach?
    Not very encouraging.
    Sounds like they got lucky with favorable wind and temps rather than getting a handle on the situation from the start.

    And whats with heavy and light oil getting into a SEALED cooling system?
    It's bothersome because all of us living in the Great Lakes Region get our drinking water from our lakes. We don't rely on water wells around these parts.

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    Re: BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    If you're changing your fishing plans, you clearly didn't read the article. It was a small leak, which due to the cold temps caused the oil to quickly harden and make a clean up simple.

    And comparing this to Deepwater Horizon spill is downright disingenuous.
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    Re: BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    It's bothersome because all of us living in the Great Lakes Region get our drinking water from our lakes. We don't rely on water wells around these parts.
    I hear ya.
    Sounds like another case of, "Everything's fine, nothing to see here, move along"

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