Has it occurred to anyone that the bright side of this AWFUL AWFUL oil disaster is it might be the greatest energy discovery in U.S. history?
First it is 5000 feet underwater. The pressure exceeds 150 Atmospheres! We are something like 7 weeks in and it is clearly not slowing down, maybe even speeding up.
People keep talking about a relief well. I am not optimisitic, as the principle is to relieve pressure. So a relief well just cuts the time in half.
So we are potenitally looking at hundreds of spillions of barrels of oil coming out at a pressure in excess of 150 atmospheres. How COW!
I wish it made me happy.