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Change of face - change of phase
A Future?
Climate-Change – Change of Climate
Oil-Around 2013
Finally there: The Campbell’s Atlas of Oil & Gas Depletion
New time arising
Ein heisser Herbst? (A hot Autumn?)
Where is this going? – 3
Where is this going? -2
Where is this going?
Is it important?
A Moment of Truth at Passing
The Iran Hoax
The 2012 Adventure
Solstice Greetings
Taking on the future
A new beginning
Twist and Turn
Fly-by-wire
Shale-gas: just a gas?
Little miracles, big wonders
Unconventional gas
Media-power
To Peak or not to Peak, is that the question?
Going on ...
Time for change
Economy; What Economy?
Media Noise Windfall Profit
The Winds of Change
Signs of the future?
Reality and Hope
Best Wishes
What goes around, comes around
A throughout, integrated view
Signs of change?
P.P.P. versus Need
Working for climate-change?
Good signs
Contradicting signals
All over again? The difference between perception and reality.
The paradigm, the mind-set and reality
Two minds
Positive inclination
Different values?
The long view
Leaping to the future
Contango
New signs of hope?
A message of hope?
Some good news anywhere?
A project gone awry?
Traces of light
Driving the markets II
Driving the markets
Meeting reality
Silence for the storm?
The times are changing
Refinery-runs
The Theatre
Some Questions, no answers
Ocean carbon sinks and returns
The good news, the bad and the ugly
A President speaks the truth!
Green masks
Saving us with or from bio-fuels?
The good news
Driving the oil-price?
A new dilemma?
Kenya: a new oil-frontier?
Forecasting a trend?
Some early signs for 2008
2007; A year to remember
The good news
A bit of a shock II
Fraud alert - bogus job ads
A bit of a shock
A simple but far-reaching idea
Hype, Realism, Convergence
Energy-security?
A touch of globality
Climate change and changing the climate
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Figures, figures & figures
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Ponder
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Changing reality
A different reality II
A different reality
PPP: Prices, poverty and politics
A whirling 2007
The year of shifting balances
One world, two systems?
Oil and development?
The year 2065?
Mixed signals II
Mixed signals
Trust
Awakening
A War on hold?
No Comment
Changing balances
Truth or Deception?
A fresh overview
Bigger picture first
National Interests vs. Shareholders Value
Fear??
'The Dialogue'
Consumption
Do we actually need to worry?
 

Little miracles, big wonders

Sometimes there are these 'happenings' in the industry that seem plausible, or are brought to us in a plausible way, but are also little miracles in themselves.

The little miracles sometimes cause big wonders.

It was only days after the top-seat of BP had changed hands that the oil in the Gulf of Mexico seemingly had disappeared. It became 'difficult' to find oil to mop up and the water was apparently clean enough for the president and his daughter to go swimming.

There are many questions and small and big wonders around the blow-out and its stoppage. From the first moment on, there have been persistent rumours that the situation was very different than portrayed.
One of the more credible stories is about the journey of one of the very few existing manned research-submarines fit for such depths that was brought in to assess the damage, in which the scientist describes the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the disaster-site as 'fractured' with seeps all over.
Another story speaks of an earlier drilling attempt a few miles away, that got stuck and was abandonned and due to the explosion had started to leak, releasing very substantial quantities, out-of-sight.

And then, whilst there never has been a consensus whether the amount leaking from the well portrayed was a few thousand gallons or 5,000 � 10,000 � 50,000 or even 100,000 barrel per day, nor it was known how many millions of gallons of highly toxic dispersant had been used to conceal the real amount of oil leaked, suddenly it is officially declared that 76 % of the oil had disappeared and only 24 % is still to be re-couped.

How this fits together, one can only wonder.
No independent sources are allowed to review the situation on site or report about it or fly over the area to take pictures.

We simply do not know what really is the case. We are being shown the video of one, now capped, well, but cannot see the full picture at that area and depth, nor do we know where the toxic dispersant has been or is being used.

Some comments focus on the toxicity of the dispersant and believe that the dangers of the dispersants used far outweigh the perils of oil on the beaches, as this can be cleaned up, by humans and by nature, whilst the dispersant is said to disperse itself as well, via droplets and rain, over the coastal area, potentially causing large areas being covered with high levels of very persistent toxins.
One can only wonder why BP insisted on using the highly toxic 'concealer' whilst it is known already for a long time that dispersants only make things worse.

But, it can now officially be declared that soon all will be well again and that BP is in safe hands. So some miracles are allowed to happen.


Another little miracles that caused some wonder was the news that an unknown company had been given the right to explore three blocks in the small country of Albania, in Europe, together covering almost 20 % of its landmass. This is the Albania which former President Bush visited after the Kosovo war (and 'lost' his watch) and where soon after several billions of barrels of oil were expected of which a good billion in the three exploration area. Wondering about the company, some research showed that the unknown company has 5 employees.

Isn't it miraculous, how a small and unknown company of 5 people can get the exploration-rights for one fifth of the landmass of a complete country?
One can only wonder.

Stay critical,
Alexander

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