Comment posted Continuing gas leak at Elgin platform as deepwater drilling starts west of Shetland by newsroom.
For Dorrey: Your analysis of the failure of the casing of a well is looking very likely, from what we are hearing from industry insiders in Aberdeen on the circumstances in which the leak took place – as a spent well was closed.
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- And why so gratuitously offensive about our honest work to research and report?
We have neither seen nor said that the Elgin platform situation is similar to that of the Deepwater Horizon incident.
We correctly described this well as deeply drilled – 3 miles below the sea floor – rather than in deep water.
The point is that gas extracted from these depths is more intensely poisonous because of its proportion of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide.
- Have just read that H2S is removed from natural gas during the extraction process by being passed through a container of hydrated iron(III) oxide.
Its appearance on the surface at the Elgin platform would appear to confirm a breach in the pipework bypassing passage through the hydrated iron oxide.
- H2S is also produced during anaerobic digestion, a process used in the production of biofuel.
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The visceral love of place expressed in ‘Caledonia’ is something we ALL share.
The territorial taking exclusive possession of it by one half of this now divided country and the active attempt to dispossess the other half from feeling that it also speaks to them and for them [to me and for me] is proof of what I personally most fear.
‘Should I become a stranger’? Half of the population is being made strangers now.
As an Irish person who made a conscious decision to come and live in Scotland, familiar with the songs of emigrants that are part of the tonality of every culture with a diaspora, I have always heard ‘Caledonia’ as a song in that vein.
It never felt as if it was a song of division, a song that excluded me from those feelings and from this expression of them.
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