Monday, May 31, 2010

Another Exxon Oil Spill

It seems whilst all the glitz and glamor of the world's media is focussed on the Gulf of Mexico and BP's ongoing oil spill, another large oil spill that has recently been mended occurred in Nigeria.  Commodities Now reports that "An industry source, who declined to be named, said 100,000 bpd of oil had leaked for a week from a pipeline that has since been mended."

That's about 95,500 tonnes of oil (as reported on Wikipedia) and just over 2.5X the size of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that also happened to gain a lot of attention because it affected America, not Nigeria.

When will "the world media" realise that "the world" involves places that aren't the USA?


The Outspoken Wookie

1 comment:

Ian Brown said...

LOL, that is like asking when will the news and papers stop reporting murders and tragedies as their prime-time lead stories.

1 person got murdered in Sydney last week while how many thousands died of starvation in Africa. Mmmmmmm...... which made the front page??