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    Re: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Back to the topic at hand. Let's hope this does not turn into another Deepwater Horizon. Methane is not stuff you want to play with.
    It won't be a DWH spill. Couple of reasons. Its a production rig, not a exploratory rig. Set up at the well head is really different. Another, if the report is accurate and its 74 miles SW of Port Fourchon, its in shallow water (<200').

    They were in the process of shutting the well down because its not producing, well was mainly pushing out water.

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    Re: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

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    Nice Romney, admitting there is pollution from it, and then pretending there is not. The leak caused the same slick that you just said was not as bad as a crude slick. it is still pollution, and now you are back to trying to pretend it did not happen.
    The sea floor leaks methane gas all over the planet and has for thousands of years.

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    Re: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

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    Slowly destroying our earth. Hopefully this get under control ASAP, this is the last thing the Gulf needs.
    It's too late, as we have already reached the point of no return. Now the U.S. and China can start enjoying all of the climate disasters that are headed their way, thanks to their arrogance and avarice.

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    Re: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The sea floor leaks methane gas all over the planet and has for thousands of years.
    yes, but we know that it emits pollution into the water, and that this one is not naturally occurring. Contrary to the odd notion you guys seem to be spouting, just because it comes from nature doesn't mean it is healthy to humans, and that it is not pollution. The earth does spout plenty of poisons and there is no reason we need to help it along.

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    Re: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    yes, but we know that it emits pollution into the water, and that this one is not naturally occurring. Contrary to the odd notion you guys seem to be spouting, just because it comes from nature doesn't mean it is healthy to humans, and that it is not pollution. The earth does spout plenty of poisons and there is no reason we need to help it along.
    Methane is not a pollutant when it comes to water. Its a gas therefore does not remain in the water unless its under tremendous pressure and very cold water then it will become a hydrate (solid). Still not a pollutant as it will not mix or diffuse into water. The sheen is caused by some crude oil thats present in the line (this well is pushing out mostly water).

    Reports thus far for this leak put it about 200 bbls or less than a 1000 gallons. Natural seeps are estimated to produce nearly 42,000,000 gallons a year in the Gulf of Mexico alone which is why there is such a high presence of oil consuming bacteria and microbes. This has been occurring long before we started the "environmental apocalypse" with the invention of the wheel.

    So, while this may cause some acute pollutions (minor at best as this amount will spread and dissipate rapidly), it will cause no lasting or permanent damage whatsoever.

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    Re: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Methane is not a pollutant when it comes to water. Its a gas therefore does not remain in the water unless its under tremendous pressure and very cold water then it will become a hydrate (solid). Still not a pollutant as it will not mix or diffuse into water. The sheen is caused by some crude oil thats present in the line (this well is pushing out mostly water).

    Reports thus far for this leak put it about 200 bbls or less than a 1000 gallons. Natural seeps are estimated to produce nearly 42,000,000 gallons a year in the Gulf of Mexico alone which is why there is such a high presence of oil consuming bacteria and microbes. This has been occurring long before we started the "environmental apocalypse" with the invention of the wheel.

    So, while this may cause some acute pollutions (minor at best as this amount will spread and dissipate rapidly), it will cause no lasting or permanent damage whatsoever.
    Oh, so you would be happy to drink water with a sheen of oil deposit on top of it? Still a pollutant, and it would seem that oil tends to be present in these wells, and I am pretty sure that is a pollutant when mixed with the water. Here is the problem with pretending something that exists doesn't. You run yourself around making excuses and doing verbal gymnastics, and all to deny reality.

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    Re: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Oh, so you would be happy to drink water with a sheen of oil deposit on top of it? Still a pollutant, and it would seem that oil tends to be present in these wells, and I am pretty sure that is a pollutant when mixed with the water. Here is the problem with pretending something that exists doesn't. You run yourself around making excuses and doing verbal gymnastics, and all to deny reality.
    LOL, my "excuses" and "verbal gymnastics" are based on science and fact which you clearly either don't understand or refuse to accept.

    Plus, drinking a glass of seawater is bad for you whether there is a sheen present or not.

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    Re: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    It won't be a DWH spill. Couple of reasons. Its a production rig, not a exploratory rig. Set up at the well head is really different. Another, if the report is accurate and its 74 miles SW of Port Fourchon, its in shallow water (<200').

    They were in the process of shutting the well down because its not producing, well was mainly pushing out water.

    Fuel Fix Gulf platform evacuated after leak from decades-old well
    Gotcha. That is good to hear. And the fact that this story hasn't made any major national headlines is good as well.
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    Re: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

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    Slowly destroying our earth. Hopefully this get under control ASAP, this is the last thing the Gulf needs.
    I'm not against the mining and extraction of these things. But the corporations behind them need to be regulated and watched with serious consequences for breeches of security or intelligence.
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    Re: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Oh, so you would be happy to drink water with a sheen of oil deposit on top of it? Still a pollutant, and it would seem that oil tends to be present in these wells, and I am pretty sure that is a pollutant when mixed with the water. Here is the problem with pretending something that exists doesn't. You run yourself around making excuses and doing verbal gymnastics, and all to deny reality.
    Ummm, you do know we're talking about natural gas here and not oil, right?

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