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A report by federal investigators says Exxon Mobil (XOM) could have reduced the amount of oil...

A report by federal investigators says Exxon Mobil (XOM) could have reduced the amount of oil spilled after a July 2011 Montana pipeline rupture if it had taken faster action. The report says the volume of the 1,500-barrel spill into the Yellowstone River would have been far less if upstream valves were immediately closed, according to the AP.
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  • xomstock
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    The report says the volume of the 1,500-barrel spill into the Yellowstone River would have been far less if upstream valves were immediately closed,

     

    In other news, scientist are now sure that if a frog had wings they would not bump their ass when they jump.
    2 Jan 2013, 05:31 PM Reply Like
  • Bob Carl
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    XOM acted responsibly and is settling damage claims. S*** happens.
    2 Jan 2013, 07:14 PM Reply Like
  • ronandalpha
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    It took federal investigators more than 18 months to conclude this? Amazing to have people of this quality on a payroll.
    3 Jan 2013, 03:51 AM Reply Like
  • geologist
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    That is the same federal investigators who could not even look at a live video of the Macondo blowout and determine that is was more than the 5kbopd that the BLM geologist determined based on what the USCG (not the USCG's fault) and BLM geologist determined. A 1 year novice petroleum geologist could tell that the flow was more in the range of 60-90kbopd vs. the 5kbopd. Hope I have not offended anyone, but that is what happened, period.
    4 Jan 2013, 08:22 PM Reply Like
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