Archive for the ‘BP’ Category

Blowout Preventers And Regulators

Holman Jenkins had a particularly good opinion piece in the WSJ yesterday on the reliability of blowout preventers. The bottom line is that they aren’t that trustworthy and a lot of people knew that. In typical Jenkins fashion, he points out that this fact has some angles that no one really wants to talk about. […]

Deepwater Horizon: No Clue How To Stop It And No Clue About The Size Of The Problem has probably as good a summary as anyone about the current state of affairs with the gulf oil well disaster. Unfortunately, the article only serves to underscore the fact that nobody either within BP or the government has any good handle on the situation. Consider the fact that there is really no accurate estimate […]

Top Kill Fails. Is A Nuclear Solution Really On The Table?

By now you probably know that BP’s “top kill” operation has failed. There are a lot of different reports about what comes next. Here are a couple of links. One is to the Politico article on the failure and it contains some discussion of the next step. The other is to Business Insider where Joe […]