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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:42 AM
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Halliburton responsible for oil spill ?
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703572504...

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An oil-drilling procedure called cementing is coming under scrutiny as a possible cause of the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico that has led to one of the biggest oil spills in U.S. history, drilling experts said Thursday.

The process is supposed to prevent oil and natural gas from escaping by filling gaps between the outside of the well pipe and the inside of the hole bored into the ocean floor. Cement, pumped down the well from the drilling rig, is also used to plug wells after they have been abandoned or when drilling has finished but production hasn't begun.

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The scrutiny on cementing will focus attention on Halliburton Co., the oilfield-services firm that was handling the cementing process on the rig, which burned and sank last week. The disaster, which killed 11, has left a gusher of oil streaming into the Gulf from a mile under the surface.

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Halliburton also was the cementer on a well that suffered a big blowout last August in the Timor Sea, off Australia. The rig there caught fire and a well leaked tens of thousands of barrels of oil over 10 weeks before it was shut down. The investigation is continuing; Halliburton declined to comment on it.

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Froward69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:09 PM
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1. It would appear so
with their Concrete capping procedure underway at the time.
Seems to me Haliburton should cough up some of the cost of this disaster. (I bet they find that Billion they lost in Iraq really quick)

OOOOh the company one loves to hate.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:39 PM
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2. So wouldn't that
place Halliburton in line for some criminal charges....11 murders?
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 03:24 PM
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4. Yeah, that corporate Haliburton person would sure seem to be in trouble.
At least aiding and abetting, if not for the actual murder.

After all, after the Citizen's United decision, corporations are now going to be treated just like any other citizen would be, right?

;-)
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:40 PM
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3. Hartmann was talking about this yesterday on his show.
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art of compromise Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 04:55 PM
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5. They should pay.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 04:58 PM
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6. Dick, Baby, Dick
:eyes:

they can screw up ANYTHING
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