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Matt Simmons Predicts Gulf Evacuation

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Buried in an article on Gulf of Mexico scenarios and predictions, Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post quotes Matthew Simmons, founder and chairman emeritus of Simmons & Company International.
In response to a tropical storm brewing in the Caribbean, Simmons says: “We’re going to have to evacuate the gulf states. Can you imagine evacuating 20 million people?… This story is 80 times worse than I thought.”

The National Hurricane Center said today that a stormy region in the Caribbean will get organized and strengthen into a tropical storm. It has a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone — in other words, a hurricane — in the next two days, an estimate that was at zero a few days ago. “Upper-level winds are expected to become more conducive for development of this system as it moves westward or west-northwestward around 10 mph over the next couple of days,” the NHC told the Baltimore Sun. “There is a medium chance (40 percent) of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.” forecaster Joe Bastardi said steering winds could bring the storm into the Gulf of Mexico by early next week. Gulf waters are very warm, so that would not be good news, according to Bastardi. An illustration (above) depicts the storm pushing oil onshore.

Oil in the Gulf not only contains a massive amount of methane, but also deadly hydrogen sulfide, benzene and methylene chloride. BP admits methane makes up about 40 percent of the leaking crude by mass.

5 Comments on "Matt Simmons Predicts Gulf Evacuation"

  1. KenZ300 on Sun, 27th Jun 2010 7:54 am 

    OMG — What else can go wrong.

    BP — Why did you not take your own slogan seriously…. Beyond Petroleum. Instead of trying to push the envelope in drilling for oil you could have invested in alternative energy projects with little risk associated. You bet the farm on risky technology and now you lost.

    The question is are other OIL companies learning anything from this mess?

    Are other countries learning anything from this mess?

    Safety and environmental laws are created for a reason.

    What ever happened to ethics in business? Do our business schools even teach business ethics today?

  2. Sharon Zecchinelli on Mon, 28th Jun 2010 3:36 am 

    The Gulf states find themselves in a predicament. I hope many know Jesus and I pray many more find Him.

  3. cj on Mon, 28th Jun 2010 9:22 am 

    Does this crisis ever end? I live on the Gulf Coast and it is really hard to say what is happening. When the news says oil has hit us I walk to the beach and NO OIL!! It’s very confusing.I know its out there but theres either lack of news or overblown news, as the conditions of our beaches! If a hurricane comes it will surely be bad! I can say I see National Guard and BP workers on beach but theres no oil right now and the beaches are as clear as ever! June 27, 2010

  4. cj on Mon, 28th Jun 2010 9:23 am 

    Panama City Beach

  5. Kimboslice on Wed, 30th Jun 2010 4:52 am 

    Sorry to break it to you Sharon, but there’s nothing Jesus can do to help any of us in this crisis. We are all screwed because of the amount and speed of the leaking oil. And the possible evacuations of Gulf cities. None of these things can be fixed by Jesus. If he could help, none of this would be happening.

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