CRUDE AWAKENING: 16. Why do oil spills happen?

In short, because there are a lot of tricky steps to get oil from inside the Earth to inside, say, your gas tank:

1. oil spills can be caused by the accidental or intentional release of any form of petroleum during any point in the oil production process, from drilling, refining, or storing to transporting.

2. Oil can be spilled when a pipeline breaks, ships collide or are grounded (as happened earlier along the Great Barrier Reef), underground storage tanks leak, or in the current case, when an oil rig explodes or is damaged.

3. AND oil spills can also happen naturally when oil is released into the ocean from natural oil seeps on the seafloor.

Machinery breaks down folks.  That’s why it’s a depreciative item.

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About bettybyrd

Betty Byrd is an editor, author, and actress. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in creative writing, and furthered her literary career through graduate studies at Ohio State University. She was an editor for The Spectator, Ohio’s largest weekly newspaper, and has free – lanced for a national men’s magazine. Betty has appeared in film and television, as well as numerous commercials and mini-series. She is a voting member of the American Federation of Television Artists and also of the Screen Actors Guild. In 2002-2003 Betty was accepted into the Who’s Who of America and in 2007-2008, the Who’s Who of American Women. Her previous literary works include a novel, Trinity’s Daughter, for which she was honored as a local author by the San Diego Public Library. She is also a recipient of a first place fiction writing award for her new novel, Utopia, Texas at the prestigious Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference. Betty has had successful book-signings across the country to large crowds at local Barnes and Nobles and other bookstores. She has been featured in newspapers, and appeared on NBC – TV, and radio talk shows. Betty currently lives in Southern California with her husband and family.
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