Truth will always prevail in time; the only problem is, “Can we afford the time?”. In the chaotic aftermath of any disaster, the baby (truth) sometimes get thrown out with the bath water. While it was obvious from the very start that so much oil could not have spewed out from only one well, BP was still very adamant that well A was only spewing 1,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd). Although the spew rate was later revised to 5,000 bpd then 20,000 bpd to as much as 75,000 bpd, a single well spewing double that amount still could not account for so much oil on the sea surface.
The late Matt Simmons was among the first to shout that oil could be spewing out of blown-out vents at the fault zones and the precarious edges of the many salt domes in the region. Though evidences had been forwarded in support of Matt Simmons' assertion, the official story of “only one well that blew and spewed” remains. One year later, our conviction that a lot more oil spewed out through the 3 wells drilled by BP, the open blown vents at the fault zones and the precarious edges of the salt domes is even stronger. One year later, we dig up evidences that had been overlooked by the mainstream, wrongly interpreted, simply ignored or lost in the information overload days following the disaster.
Figure 152-1 shows the odd shaped oil slick 3 days following the second and more powerful blast on 22 April 2010. This was reported by Mail Online in Visible from space, the giant oil slick oozing towards America's Gulf Coast on 28 April 2010.
The enormous spill, which was caused by the April 20 explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, is now around 48 miles long and 80 miles wide. It is believed to be around 600 miles in circumference. Meanwhile, the glistening sheen of sweet crude continued to grow and began forming long reddish-orange ribbons of oil that, if they wash up on shore, could cover birds, white sand beaches and marsh grasses.
The spill covered an expanding area about 48 miles long and 80 miles wide, but with uneven borders, making it roughly 3,840 square miles. If the well cannot be closed, almost 100,000 barrels of oil, or 4.2 million gallons, could spill into the Gulf before crews can drill a relief well to alleviate the pressure. By comparison, the Exxon Valdez, the worst oil spill in US history, leaked 11 million gallons into Alaska's Prince William Sound in 1989.
The company said it would begin the drilling by tomorrow even if crews could shut off oil leaking from the pipe 5,000 feet underground. Robot subs have tried to activate a shut-off device, but so far that has not worked. Company spokesman Robert Wine said the drilling would take up to three months and be done from a rig now in place near where the Deepwater Horizon sank. Louisiana-based BP spokesman Neil Chapman said 49 vessels - oil skimmers, tugboats barges and special recovery boats that separate oil from water - were working to round up oil.
Theoretically, a low surface current of 1 knots would need less 3 days to push the elongated slick 50 km north-east from the Macondo wells (see figure 152-2). It is however, harder to explain the odd-jagged shape slick pattern that seemed to hover above the nearby salt domes and shelf edges. Although periodic changes in surface currents could produce step-like long narrow streaks of oil, there is a problem in explaining how a 10-25 km saw-tooth swathe slick could be pushed by surface currents alone. Also the Macondo Well A location sits at the south-western edge of the continuous giant slick. No matter how strong the surface currents, it was impossible to sweep clean any slick south-west of well A. Clearly the surface currents had no part in the odd-shaped giant oil slick.
The odd-shape oil slick would however, fit in nicely with the faults and salt dome occurrences if the oil had spew through them as Matt Simmons had asserted almost a year ago. See figure 145-1 which shows the major fault lines and the earlier observed oil slicks compiled in October 2010. The figures and oil slick pattern speak for themselves.
So did all the oil in the gulf really spew out of only one well as officially promulgated. Judge for yourself who has been lying?