These Oil And Gas Stocks Could Sink On Oil Spills
It’s perhaps time again to look at BP’s (BP) current position in its battle to survive the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill two years ago.
According to recent news, the effects that BP’s accident is having on wildlife is even more widespread than initially anticipated. It appears that birds that migrate to the Gulf are also showing signs of having been affected by the spill. Pollutants have shown up in birds that live in Minnesota, and that are in the habit of migrating to the Gulf. The eggs of pelicans that fit this description were analyzed and the findings were very interesting indeed. The eggs basically contained petroleum compounds, as well as the chemical that was used to clean up the oil.
This could have an enormous impact on the development of the pelican chicks, and therefore represent yet another issue that BP will have to deal with in order to get over this huge disaster. Scientists are most worried about the potential chance that the chemicals will cause cancer and birth defects in the young chicks. That being said, there is at this point no real knowledge about what effects petroleum can have. Let’s hope for BP’s sake that the effects are small at best.
The ex-BP employee, Kurt Mix, who was accused of deleting text messages concerning how much oil was leaked during the Gulf of Mexico spill, recently made claims that evidence that has not yet been released to the authorities will clear his name.To continue reading, click here.