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Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion Proves Technology Safe Even In Disasters

It has yet to be determined what caused the explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, but there is good news to come out of such tragedy.

The safeguards engineered into the platform worked. There is no oil leaking at the bottom of the ocean, nor at the surface.

From the AP:

No oil appeared to be leaking after a drilling rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said Friday, though officials were trying to contain what spilled from the blast and prevent any threat to the coast’s fragile ecosystem.

This is not the way one would like to test the effectiveness of drilling safety engineering and spill prevention, but Virginian’s should understand that even in the event of a catastrophic failure of an oil rig, Virginia’s coastline and waters are absolutely safe.


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

4 Responses to “Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion Proves Technology Safe Even In Disasters”

  1. Jim Smyers says:

    Although I agree that this is good news, the media shills are already talking ‘oil slick and how it will affect Obama’s initiative for opening up drilling’. Saw it as the opening tease on NBC. Before I switched the channel, that is.

    Here is my fear. Knowing the permalinsky mentality of the White House, never waste a crisis, and all that, and knowing that Obama has engineered or profited from other such manufacterd ‘crises’, it will not surprise me if they use this to disrupt the narrative and will exploit this as another way to regulate the oil industry, just like they’re exploiting the coal mine disaster, the Wall St. ‘disaster’, the, the, um, …pick your disaster and opportunity afforded.

    btw, I won’t go so far as to say that this unfortunate disaster was engineered, but I am eternally suspicious of these people and I wouldn’t put it past them. Just sayin’.

    • Tom White says:

      The main thing was that the lifeboats and twice monthly drills saved most of the people. And the design managed to keep millions of gallons of crude from spilling. Nothing is 100% risk free, but a totally engulfed platform and only 11 deaths is pretty amazing. And no spill other than the initial explosion is a blessing.

      Planes, ships, trains, mines, cars, you name it have dangers. Just taking a shower is dangerous. I think this is about as “worst case” as it gets. And if it had to happen, no lives lost would be the best thing, but this was far better than it could have been.

      It also proves that “drill now” is not as dangerous as the lefty’s fear.

  2. Jim Smyers says:

    I agree with you completely, Tom. This is a monument to good safety planning, good execution, and good engineering, thereby minimizing the deleterious effects of a very bad situation.

    My only point is, don’t be surprised if any up side you see from the actual facts will soon be negated by a well orchestrated campaign to mischaracterize this episode, distort and embellish upon the facts and it will become a tool of the environuts in general and this administration in particular. I’m not a soothsayer, but it’s like Rush says, I know these people like every inch of my glorious naked body.

    Not saying there’s anything glorious about….oh nevermind.

    Let’s just watch closely how the aftermath of this unfolds. I mean, if Democrats can crater Wall St. through initiatives of their own device (Fanny, Freddie, Subprime, etc.), how hard will it be for them to demonize and crater Big Oil, especially as the prices go up this summer as they always do? The seizure of private industry is their overarching goal, after all.

  3. Jeff Nicholson says:

    Absolutely safe, huh? What a difference a few days make. Let the industry shills spread their own lies; they get paid for it and you don’t.

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