Friday, April 23, 2010

Drill Baby Drill

You've read about the big deep water oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that exploded, burned and then sank with considerable loss of life last week. Bad accident. Nobody knows exactly how it happened.

The Coast Guard assures us that the deep water well, beneath the rig, is not leaking oil, at least not much,  not now.

Whew, what a relief. I feel so much better. Don't you?

1 comment:

Cut and Shoot said...

Rigs are equipped with Blow Out Preventers (BOP's) which automatically shut when certain present parameters are met, such as a loss of pressure, too much pressure, etc.

Offshore rigs have BOP's on the floor of the ocean which should contain the spill very handily.