There has been an updated post on May 13 at the Pure Energy Systems web site. SlashDot.org is reporting similar data. The amount of oil being gushed out per day is far, far more than what the Coast Guard was telling us. Proof? If the oil spill were only 5,000 barrels per day, it would not have reached shore yet. Even if it had been spouting 165,000 barrels per day, it would not have reached land. Therefore the computation could be more like an unheard of disastrous figure of 1,000,000 barrels per day, according to the SlashDot.org story.
To his credit, the President does now seem to be aware of the fact that the spillage is at least a whopping 200,000 barrels per day. (By the way, did Obama’s presidential campaign accept any money from any special interest groups that aren’t killing all forms of life as we know it, including Human life? Don’t comment on that; I’m sure he did. But I’m just angry, is all.)
Citations from the post at Pure Energy Systems are copied below. My own comments are enclosed in [brackets].
A Volcano of Oil Erupting
This begins to sink into the water very slowly, eventually falling to the ocean bottom over about 6 weeks. the sub-surface oil continues its toxic work. It locates precisely where the little sea creatures live, and it goes on killing them for about 10 years.
[MOST OF THE OIL IS NOT EVEN RISING TO THE SURFACE! SO WHAT YOU DO SEE IN THE NEWS PHOTOS IS ONLY A FRACTION]
Salinity and temperature issues probably keep this oil from ever reaching the very top of the water. The exact behavior here will not be known until studies are published some years from now. This is the first time humans have encountered a deep ocean leak of this magnitude. We’re in uncharted territory here. Volume per volume, it is highly probable that due to this fractioning, this oil blowing into the ocean from a mile down is causing far more ecological trouble than a surface spill of similar size.
It is also certain that the slick volume on the surface is substantially lower than the rising column of oil. This is a key point to bear in mind. Because of this fractioning, what you see from the air on the surface of the water represents maybe just 20% of the volume of the various types of oil in that area. And we’re talking an area the size of Maryland (10,000+ square miles) that is on the surface. The remaining 80% is under the surface; and all of it is highly toxic to the living organisms encountered.
All of this brings into serious question the volumes of oil rising. Every factor suggests massively higher numbers than what has been commonly reported.
[NOT JUST OIL, BUT NATURAL GAS IS ALSO LEAKING]
The Natural Gas doesn’t just bubble to the top of the ocean and release into the air. It is absorbed into the water, like air is absorbed, and actually creates oxygen depletion. Hence, the emission of natural gas of these volumes into the sea is producing a significant area of Oxygen depleted water in the Gulf of Mexico which may be very large threat to fisheries and other wildlife in the area.
What Could Yet Come
This is not a system in stasis. This is an out of control volcano of oil spewing up with 70,000 psi behind it, from a reservoir nearly the size of the Gulf, with an estimated trillions of barrels of oil and gas tucked away. It is this deposit that has me reminding people of what the Shell geologist told me about the deposit. This was the quote, “Energy shortage…, Hell! We are afraid of running out of air to burn.” The deposit is very large. It covers an area off shore something like 25,000 square miles. Natural Gas and Oil is leaking out of the deposit as far inland as Central Alabama and way over into Florida and even over to Louisiana almost as far as Texas.
The oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico could be stopped with an underground nuclear blast, a Russian newspaper reports. (Slashdot; May 11, 2010)
What we are seeing now could be small compared to what may yet unfold if things break apart, as they can do under such circumstances. If this thing blew, it could be like the Yellowstone Caldera, except from below a mile of sea, with a 1/4-mile opening, with up to 150,000 psi of oil and natural gas behind it.
That would be an extinction event.
It is not likely to happen, but it is within the realm of possibilities.
Spilling that much crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico off shore like this would never even come to mind at 5,000 barrels per day. BP was entirely right in their report to the Minerals Management Service that 165,000 Barrels Per day would never even reach land. This slick is coming ashore now. The well is belching about 300,000 barrels to 400,000 barrels per day. That is beyond doubt.
Here is some truly frightening data posted at SlashDot.org
Posted May 13, 2010
An anonymous reader writes:
Here’s a listing of several scientific and economic guides for estimating the volume of flow of the leak in the Gulf of Mexico erupting at a rate of somewhere around 1 million barrels per day. [see that SlashDot url for his link]
A new video released shows the largest hole spewing oil and natural gas from an aperture 5 feet in diameter at a rate of approximately 4 barrels per second.
[NOTE: This measurement of “5 feet in diameter” has since been corrected down to, thankfully, only “21 inches in diameter”. Reference: PESN.com : We originally reported that the main hole was 5 feet in diameter, spewing an estimated 4 barrels per second, with a possible total approaching 1 million barrels/day. The pipe is actually 21 inches in diameter; and the high end estimated total leakage is in the range of 3.4 million gallons/day.]
The oil coming up through 5,000 feet of pressurized salt water acts like a fractionating column. What you see on the surface is just around 20% of what is actually underneath the approximate 9,000 square miles of slick on the surface.
The natural gas doesn’t bubble to the top but gets suspended in the water, depleting the oxygen from the water.
BP would not have been celebrating with execs on the rig just prior to the explosion if it had not been capable producing at least 500,000 barrels per day — under control. If the rock gave way due to the out-of-control gushing (or due to a nuke being detonated to contain the leak), it could become a Yellowstone Caldera type event, except from below a mile of sea, with a 1/4-mile opening, with up to 150,000 psi of oil and natural gas behind it, from a reserve nearly as large as the Gulf of Mexico containing trillions of barrels of oil. That would be an Earth extinction event.”
If you are not yet screaming in disgust, take the aerial tour:
Here is a video that Alabama resident John Wathen shot as a volunteer pilot flew him over the area where the Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank. He said, “It’s not a leak, it’s a volcano spewing oil…. For the first time in my environmental career I find myself using the word hopeless. We can’t stop this. No one knows if the Gulf will ever recover from this.”
My Thoughts as a Very Sickening Dread Spreads through My Abdomen
What is our Creator thinking as he looks down at this beautiful planet and he sees an entire ecosystem being destroyed in one fell swoop by the unbridled greed of Mankind? We are left in no doubt of his thoughts, nor of his plan of action. Even our Creator’s very name indicates that he is a God of Action. The name Jehovah literally means: He Who Causes [Himself] to Become. Meaning: he shall prove to be whatever he needs to be to protect his reputation. He has four Pillars to his character: Love, Justice, Wisdom, and Power. That means that he cannot play false to his own character. All four of those qualities demand that He take action to rescue his beautiful creation. We have no doubt that he will do so, and very soon.
Proof? Here it is:
“The Rock, perfect is his activity, For all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness, with whom there is no injustice; Righteous and upright is he.”
“But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time for the dead to be judged, and to give [their] reward to your slaves the prophets and to the holy ones and to those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.”
— Revelation 11:18
“So my word that goes forth from my mouth will prove to be. It will not return to me without results, but it will certainly do that in which I have delighted, and it will have certain success in that for which I have sent it.”