Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Map – Gustav’s Wheelhouse

Although everyone knows offshore drilling is meaningless/worthless in regards to decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, Hurricane Gustav could show how environmentally/hurricane safe offshore drilling is as it makes landfall.  Hopefully, the MSM picks up on any applicable oil spills like they DIDN’T for Katrina and Rita.

Oh yeah, even though gulf production is nothing more than a SMALL drop in the bucket, oil futures could definitely trade higher on Tuesday but should return to normal/actual prices in a week or so. The price as of Monday morning on the global markets is all the way down to $110 a barrel as originally seen on BccList.com here.

Is the gop still having their convention this week? Hahahahahahh!

Update 1: Gustav has passed but the oil rigs are now in a new hurricane’s wheelhouse – hurricane Ike.  Fortunately, there aren’t as many oil platforms on the Texas/Gulf of Mexico border and this is where Ike is supposed to it.  Unless the fed decides to stupidly cut the interest rate next Tuesday, oil should continue to trade lower.

Update 2: Three (3) oil rigs are missing after hurricane Ike.  Offshore drilling in the gulf seems safe.

Update 3: The above posting is from September 2008.  Unfortunately, in April 2010, we had a major oil spill in the gulf of Mexico.  Shiat!

Update 4: There’s a new CNN poll out on May 5th that state Americans think offshore drilling should continue. Are you fcking kidding me?

UPDATE 5: Here’s a video that BP doesn’t want you to see.  Under water footage of the spilled oil reacting with a dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico. Here’s an image that BP doesn’t want you to see.

UPDATE 6: September 2, 2010 – there was an explosion on oil platform this morning and it’s currently garnering media attention.

19 thoughts on “Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Map – Gustav’s Wheelhouse

  1. Hi, I’d like to have the longtitude and latitude of all oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico to facilitate our research on marine ecology near those rigs in the Gulf. If you have them on KML format, that’s even better. Much obliged,

  2. now, you fucking americans you will soil the pristine waters of the gulf of mexico just because of your greed…fuck you americans!

    joe caveman
    the mexican

      • Hey Joe
        the rig was a BP rig. BP stands for British Petroleum. Yes we do have lots of rigs out there but we tend to take care of our equipment, not like the British.

    • Like u Mexicans did not soil the pristine waters in 1979….u can bite my a$$, taquito head. If it is ALL that bad here and u hate the fcking A
      Americans, why are you all trying ur damnest to get here?
      eyewatcher in the Louisiana Swamps and come on up, we still have many gators!!

      • Well, u r very perceptive and yes, I am very passionate about ruining my country’s beaches but more importantly the marine life and wildlife. The brown pelican has been on the endangered species list for 30 years until last year and now they should be nesting and the poor babies cannot hatch!! This whole thing could have been avoided had the idiots in Wash D.C. responded in a timely fashion and TODAY they are all out there stopping the clean up for inspections.For politicians, it is ALWAYS about how much their FACE can be seen…not really about the fishermen, birds, etc….they are assholes….just like the foreigners who are always targeting our country with their smarta$$ness. They can just stay HOME and I will be happy!! Yea, and they can keep their mouth shut cause our worse cannot compare to the anything they could possibly do. I have lived in 27 pathetic third world countries and they can all go to hell if they want to make nasty comments about America.

  3. WELL I HAVE A QUESTION THAT YOU MAY NOT ANSWER, BUT HERE GOES.. IF THIS OIL SPILL IS LEAKING OVER 2 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL A DAY, THEN WHY ARE THE OTHER 3857 ACTIVE OIL WELLS IN THE GULF ARE NOT SUPPLYING THIS USA WITH ENOUGH OIL , INSTEAD OF BUYING FROM A ANOTHER COUNTRY. IF EACH WELL IS PUMPING AT LEAST 1 MILLION BARRELS A DAY, MY GOD WHAT IS THE PROBLEM, OR IS THE GOV. HOLDING YOU ALL FROM SELLING TO THE USA.

  4. Can anyone tell me how many of the oil rigs are owned by countries other that the U.S. My understanding is that any country can drill an oil well in international waters. I know that BP is British Petroleum, and in today’s international market probably has strong american ties.

    Are we going to pass laws that only restrict America from drilling in the Gulf.

  5. One of the biggest problems with oil is the damage which it can produce on the nature. A lot of animals will die because it isnt possible to stop the spread to 100 %. So I Hope that the security will be better in the future.

  6. I don’t think I’ve ever read such a large volume of ill informed nonsense in one place before.

    20% of US domestic oil production comes from the Gulf of Mexico. 25% of our natural gas production also comes from the Gulf.

    That’s hardly a “drop in the bucket.”

    The blowout is not flowing 2 million barrels per day. It’s flowing about 5,000 barrels per day. Very few individual wells in the Gulf have ever been able to flow more than 20,000 barrels per day.

    “Hurricane Gustav could show how environmentally/hurricane safe offshore drilling is as it makes landfall. Hopefully, the MSM picks up on any applicable oil spills like they DIDN’T for Katrina and Rita.”

    That’s because the volume of oil spilled as the result of Gustav, Ike, Katrina and Rita combined was tiny… Despite the fact that Ike, Katrina and Rita caused very significant damage to infrastructure.

    Drilling and production operations in the US OCS of the Gulf of Mexico have only spilled about 47,000 bbls since 1980. 4.7 billion barrels were produced in this period. Over the “last 15 years, there have been no spills greater than 1,000 bbl from an OCS platform or drilling rig.” Natural oil seeps in the Gulf spill hundreds of thousands of barrels per year into the Gulf every year.

    This spill is very bad. It’s worse than the sum total of all accidents in the last 60 years combined. Over the last 30 years, almost 30,000 wells have been drilled in the Gulf with less than 200 blowout-type accidents, most of which were minor and easily controlled.

    This incident will be post mortem-ed to death. Accidents are expensive in terms of both lives and money. The industry strives for a 0% incident rate. Anyone who has ever been on an offshore drilling rig is well aware of the lack of tolerance for unsafe practices.

  7. Please pass the word and tell everyone that the United States needs help and to call in every country that has Big Ships to sail to the Gulf and help stop the oil from spreading, BP isnt telling the truth about the spill amount its over 50,000 barrels a day or more, we need China,Japan,Canada,Germany all of our allies to send in ships to save our world. This is a must cause B.P doesnt want it to be known how great this is, why wait when we have the resources from every country.

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