APNewsBreak: Bubble of methane triggered rig blast
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding, according to interviews with rig workers conducted during BP's internal investigation.
Methane. Bottom burps. The simplest of flammable hydrocarbons. The gas that makes life as a Chinese coal miner
an extreme sport.
Of course in communist
countries like Australia, where the government fascists constantly interfere and stick their noses where they don't belong, enforcing mandatory safety standards with interventionist Stalinist laws, methane related coal mining fatalities are inexplicably practically nil. Naturally, the government is rife with corrupt apparatchik bureaucrats who are all in the pockets of the safety engineering industry, robbing the citizens blind with taxation to subsidise it. It is fucking horrendous.
So all you teabaggers and Obama haters
should be proud you live in a free country. Without your complete disregard for regulation, environment, safety standards and all of the other gears and cogs of SOCIALISM, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster would not have been possible. Quite likely, with government interference, the rig would probably have been safely commissioned and pumping oil for production now...
But it isn't - because the world's biggest oil corporation has the RIGHT to ignore fart gas safety to add a few micro-percentage points to the bottom line, you can again sleep easy knowing that liberty and freedom still prevail.