North Sea Oil Rig Evacuated Over Fear of Explosion

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 27th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2biogroq/
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A North Sea oil and gas platform has been evacuated amid fears of a catastrophic explosion.

Are the times not trying to teach us something?

One hundred fifty miles off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, in the North Sea, an oil and gas platform owned by the French oil conglomerate Total has been completely evacuated and a wide "exclusion Zone" has been established around its perimeter. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency of the UK has ordered ships to stay at least two miles away from the platform as fears of a catastrophic "blow out" increase. The company, of course, contends "the situation is stable" even though they do not know the source of the leak causing the problem.

Environmental groups have warned about the inherent dangers of off shore oil and gas drilling in the North Sea. The Norwegian NGO Bellona has been monitoring the well in danger and its president and spokesman, Frederic Hauge, reported that "This is a gas blowout that is out of control and is going to be so for a long time.
This is a critical situation that is out of control."

Jake Malloy, a spokesman for the RMT Union which represents the interests of off-shore workers, agrees that this incident is the most serious since the 1988 Piper Alpha oil rig disaster which resulted in the deaths of 167 men.

Personally, I believe that the breaking down and disintegration of the old order is upon us as we see more and more evidence in the form of these types of events, and that we must completely reverse our course, which has us continuing to rape the planet from east to west and pole to pole. We simply cannot get away with it any longer. Might it be so that our Mother has begun to strike back, perhaps sending out her anti-bodies to heal herself, and if a few billion humans happen to be standing in the way of her healing...?

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
27th Mar 2012 (#)

beautiful beautiful Steve...so correct about Mother Earth finally hitting back (although she does not hit but cannot think of another word just now)..she is balancing herself into Loving and everything and everyone not in that mode will be gone..and that means their leaving the planet.. this another of your great pieces...thank you

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
27th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks so much cnwriter, for your valued support.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
27th Mar 2012 (#)

always in all ways Steve dear..

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author avatar Teila
28th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for the write up on this, this is an explosion that I don't want to see.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
28th Mar 2012 (#)

None of us do, because if and when it blows it will be truly catastrophic. Thanks for commenting Teila. I appreciate it.

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author avatar Madan G Singh
29th Mar 2012 (#)

One of your best posts Steve

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th Mar 2012 (#)

Why, thank you Madan. That's a great compliment. I'm humbled by your praise.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
1st Apr 2012 (#)

Hi, Steve: Scotland is almost home to me. Once again, the oil company profiteers are going to do the same as BP did in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time of the explosions in the Gulf, some of the executives of BP were celebrating their safety record on that rig. (They were actually on the rig).
There is the Law of the Sea and I am looking up their minutes for their last executive meeting).

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
1st Apr 2012 (#)

Steve: I would think they have rapidly changed their Agenda for this meeting 3 April 2012:
Preparatory Meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Apr 2012 (#)

There's no way to make these rigs completely safe. Thanks for commenting Ivyevelyn.

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