Another BP victim

Jun 15, 2010 By Paul Burka

From the Oil Drum blog: The P&J Oyster Company, the oldest oyster processor and distributor in New Orleans, has stopped shucking oysters because of the oil spill.

Can the oil spill threaten Texas?

Jun 3, 2010 By Paul Burka

I spent a day with Texas A&M oceanographers in late May, and here was their assessment: Around early June, currents in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico tend shift so that they run northward toward the shore and eastward toward the Mississippi delta. This pattern will probably last for the rest…

PR according to BP

Jun 3, 2010 By Paul Burka

First, CEO Tony Hayward says he wants his life back from the oil spill. (We’d like our ocean back.) Then Randy Prescott of BP Houston observes, “Louisiana isn’t the only place that has shrimp.” Prescott’s name and phone number have been spread over the Internet. Then BP decides to hire…

Is the BP disaster an act of God?

May 4, 2010 By Paul Burka

That was a weird comment for the governor to make. He can’t possibly substantiate his statement. Is he so anti-litigation that he is trying to protect the perpetrators? In any event, Black’s Law Dictionary defines an act of God as “An act occasioned exclusively by violence of nature without the…