Oil Spill? More Like A Volcano of Oil Erupting


Fri, May 14th, 2010 14:06 by capnasty NEWS

With the oil coming out at an estimated 4 barrels a second, it can hardly be called an oil spill.

This is not a system in stasis but 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. 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.



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