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    Take Iran up on their offer to help stop oil spill?

    WRAPUP 3-US says must rely on BP to stop oil;Iran offers help | Reuters

    On May 3, the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) offered it's help to "assist the US in efforts to prevent an ecological disaster caused by the spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico".

    Personally, I don't see where this company has any experience stopping a leak as deep in the ocean as the one in the gulf. I see this is a win win for Iran. If they fail then they offered their support to the US in time of need. If they succeed the US will somehow owe Iran for their help.

    Do we risk an ecological disaster for the sake of politics? Do you think the US should except the help of Iran?
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    Re: Take Iran up on their offer to help stop oil spill?

    If they are actually capable of providing help, I don't see any reason why not. If they aren't and Iran is just solely looking for publicity, then no.
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    Re: Take Iran up on their offer to help stop oil spill?

    screw politics! Get this problem solved

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    Re: Take Iran up on their offer to help stop oil spill?

    I don't see why not. There's no downside to this.

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    Re: Take Iran up on their offer to help stop oil spill?

    As a citizen of Louisiana, this is a very important topic for me. Down here we want this problem to be fixed as soon as possible by all means necessary. It is a little difficult for me to trust any oil company after this disaster, but we do need all the help we can get. If they are successful I don't see why we shouldn't give them something in return. Let these people help!
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    Re: Take Iran up on their offer to help stop oil spill?

    I say sure let them help. Perhaps they have more experience in dealing with oil spills.
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    Re: Take Iran up on their offer to help stop oil spill?

    There you go, the consensus is that this offer should be accepted.

    Who knows, it is possible they could come up with a solution that works.

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    Re: Take Iran up on their offer to help stop oil spill?

    We don't need Iran's help. The truth is that BP has had the right answer all along. What they were searching for is the cheapest way to do it. Then they go to the next cheapest method when that one fails. Then the next cheapest method. The EPA and a few other agencies already told BP that the dispersant they wanted to use, Corexit, ranked 12th out of 18 in overall terms of effectiveness and safety. Bet you every dollar in my wallet it ranked 1st in cost.

    The irony is that while they're taking the cheap routes, the leak is eating up more money than they would have saved. I bet they know this now and are sincerely trying to stop the spill. Otherwise this offshore accident is a poison pill for the corporation.

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    Re: Take Iran up on their offer to help stop oil spill?

    It is highly likely that BP do not have the slightest idea as to how to instantly stop this leak.

    I think it likely that no one has an absolute solution.

    If this leak had occurred on land then there would be little problem in arriving at a fix.

    Instead, it is happening over 5000' deep under water.

    Under these conditions it is no longer a simple matter to plug the leak.

    Over the last week we have heard from Obama and some of his less intelligent appointees that we (the Government) must keep our boots on the neck of BP, Salazar then suggested that we (The Government) should push BP aside, the EPA tells BP it is ok to use a particular type of dispersant and a few days later changes it's mind and now says not to use that particular dispersant.

    It seems to me that the only person not going around the airwaves screaming their heads off with nonsensical suggestions is the head of BP, Tony Hayward, I do not know if he is the best person for the job, I do know that the screamers will be unable to find anyone to replace him that might be able to do the job at all, let alone a better job than he is doing.

    If all that Obama and his cohorts can do is utter imprecations against BP, it would be far better for them to keep their collective minds on the job of minimizing the effects of this pollution, instead of venting their own inability to do any sensible task.

    With BP apparently at a loss as to how to swiftly deal with this situation, it would be sensible to accept any idea from anywhere.

    I had already posted a while ago that the Russians had had a similar problem with oil leaking from a deep water drill site that went wrong, their solution was to bomb the seabed and the leak with an explosion designed to close the hole, evidently it worked for them.
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    Re: Take Iran up on their offer to help stop oil spill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    We don't need Iran's help. The truth is that BP has had the right answer all along. What they were searching for is the cheapest way to do it. Then they go to the next cheapest method when that one fails. Then the next cheapest method. The EPA and a few other agencies already told BP that the dispersant they wanted to use, Corexit, ranked 12th out of 18 in overall terms of effectiveness and safety. Bet you every dollar in my wallet it ranked 1st in cost.

    The irony is that while they're taking the cheap routes, the leak is eating up more money than they would have saved. I bet they know this now and are sincerely trying to stop the spill. Otherwise this offshore accident is a poison pill for the corporation.
    Exactly, its all about the bottom line, which BP tried to keep down as much as possible, only to have it bite them in the ass.
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