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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-01-10 02:51 PM
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15. This article calls it a top cap
Regardless, they aren't using another top hat. This is a different procedure and more risky than the two previous procedures. If it was money over risk, they'd have done this one first.

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  -BP changes course to CAPTURING oil rather than CAPPING it -- $$$ nashville_brook  Jun-01-10 02:15 PM   #0 
  - The pipe will be wide open  sandnsea   Jun-01-10 02:21 PM   #1 
  - the "top hat" method was the first thing they tried.  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 02:23 PM   #3 
     - This is not the top hat  sandnsea   Jun-01-10 02:34 PM   #9 
     - according to the most recent Thad Allen presser -- they are indeed using a top hat  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 02:39 PM   #10 
     - This article calls it a top cap  sandnsea   Jun-01-10 02:51 PM   #15 
     - here's the exact wording -- NOLA -- "top cap" and "top hat"  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 02:42 PM   #11 
        - You prefer more oil in the gulf??  sandnsea   Jun-01-10 02:55 PM   #17 
           - the point is that they're revisiting a FAILED methodology. period.  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 03:00 PM   #20 
              - No. They Aren't. Top Cap is completely new.  sandnsea   Jun-01-10 03:49 PM   #25 
     - No, the cofferdam was the first thing they tried...nt  SidDithers   Jun-01-10 02:44 PM   #12 
        - that's another name for the top hat -- here's a timeline of oil spill events  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 02:57 PM   #18 
           - No, they were two different pieces of equipment...  SidDithers   Jun-01-10 03:42 PM   #22 
              - hey -- thanks for the graphics!  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 03:48 PM   #24 
  - is the new "capture" method the result of falling BP shares? -- Seattle Times  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 02:22 PM   #2 
  - You're exactly right. It's about $$$...  SidDithers   Jun-01-10 02:27 PM   #4 
  - Why didn't they start "capturing" it the first day? More evidence that this was about money...  uponit7771   Jun-01-10 02:28 PM   #5 
  - They tried...  SidDithers   Jun-01-10 02:29 PM   #6 
  - that was the "top hat" attempt that was foiled by the forming of ice crystals  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 02:34 PM   #8 
  - It's unthinkable that they are still entitled to their obscene profits.  inna   Jun-01-10 02:32 PM   #7 
  - it's unthinkable that they're motivated by anything but.  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 02:49 PM   #14 
  - Again, big business' motives  DirkGently   Jun-01-10 02:48 PM   #13 
  - BPs primary aim is capturing that oil  malaise   Jun-01-10 02:54 PM   #16 
  - it looks a lot like they're responding to economic interests  nashville_brook   Jun-01-10 02:58 PM   #19 
     - They have no other interest  malaise   Jun-01-10 03:02 PM   #21 
  - Expropriate without compensation  blindpig   Jun-01-10 03:43 PM   #23 
  - TheOilDrum reported earlier that they had no choice. The original BOP is severely damaged and  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-01-10 04:08 PM   #26 
 

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