Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XV

Oil spills are a byproduct of human activity in which oil is leaked “from ships, shore facilities, pipelines and offshore platforms” into oceans causing catastrophic situations. Despite popular belief, that the most significant contributors to oil spills are tankers and ships that carry large amounts of oil; most considerable contributors are automobiles, boats, industrial plants, … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XV

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XIV

Offshore oil – a benefit to environment or harm?  There is an old nautical saying which says “tell it to the marines.”  It means a scornful response to an unbelievable story told by somebody.  And there is funny anecdote which claims to be an origin of this saying, although I don’t know whether true.  Around … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XIV

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XIII

Offshore oil drilling basics: On January 4 this year, the Trump administration in U.S.unveiled a five-year blueprint to expand offshore drilling and gas leasing in nearly all U.S. waters. The plan, which would span 2019 to 2024, would also let the government auction off permanently protected areas.  This announcement was a significant counter-blow to the … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XIII