So I suspect any natural process to do this would be pretty few and far between.
Wake up America!!
I remember paddling around in tar (oil) from tankers washing out their tanks in the English Channel back in the 60's & 70's and the ruined beaches and wildlife......You lot created the society of litigation - LIVE WITH IT!!!
"All of that, in aggregate, and plus some pressure readings we’re taking at the blowout preventer, at the direction of Secretary Chu and Secretary Salazar, led ..the flow rate technical group to come up with the range..."
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/18/v-print/1688718/transcript-of-adm-thad-allens.html#ixzz0rNx9DWXt
It is possible that the initial water/blast loading (from casing coming thru the drill deck floor or well bore gas coming up thru the BOP and riser piping) could have caused an immediate failure of some or all BOP circuit breakers, electrical switches/controls, broke hydraulic lines (at connectors), shorted motors/pump armatures, cracked valve bodies either at the drill rig floor and/or seabed. None of the equipment on a drilling rig has ever been designed for shock/explosive loadings because there is no Federal Standard.
The problem for the US is that our asteroid hit the Gulf of Mexico (asteroid hit off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula called KT-Event) while Russia’s asteroid hit land in Siberia. Thus, to find deep oil (how can oil at 18000 to 40000+ feet below the seabed be a fossil fuel at all?), the US is required to drill into highly faulted structures in deep waters such as Mississippi Canyon and beyond. If we have hit a deep well that is somehow connected to oil channels in the earth’s mantle well in the Gulf of Mexico then could not deep oil continuously flow from the earth’s crust .....?
The Coast Guard estimates daily flow is 60,000 barrels
They do have evacuation plans for all the ships and drilling platforms.
"Act of God" is a standard clause in contracts, nothing to do with religion. It may apply to the BP Gulf well blowout unless BP was guilty of“gross negligence or willful misconduct”.
Do you think you can refrain from posting the unabridged version? I'm hoping someone qualified as geologist will show up to address the 2 points made here http://able2know.org/topic/144532-9#post-4180897