22 Aug '11, 2am

More Drilling In The Gulf, The Death Of A Thousand Cuts

More Drilling In The Gulf, The Death Of A Thousand Cuts

Map of the northern Gulf of Mexico showing the nearly 4,000 active oil and gas platforms. NOAA Photo Map of the northern Gulf of Mexico showing the nearly 4,000 active oil and gas platforms. NOAA Photo There are about 4000 active oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, a fact I bumped into while researching an article on BP’s Macondo field Deepwater Horizon disaster last year. In addition, there are more than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells that dot the Gulf, actually it’s much more like a blanket. This morning I ran across a map and a video by tsinn at The Sword Press in which he plots these wells by time and position as well as location as in the NOAA map above. Watching the brief video is a bit ominous as the rigs spread east and west along the Gulf coast and retreat farther from shore and into ever deeper water over a time span from 1942 through 2005. I had oil...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/21/more-drilling-in-the-...

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