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John Hofmeister in Esquire Magazine on Gulf oil spill
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 3:48 PM
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The Secret, 700-Million-Gallon Oil Fix That Worked — and Might Save the Gulf

May 13, 2010 at 6:46AM by Mark Warren

Reposted from: www.esquire.com

Workers on the Arabian Gulf overlook a supertanker owned by Saudi Aramco, the oil company that used a suck-and-salvage American technology to recover 85 percent of its previously unreported spill in 1993 and ‘94.

“There’s a potential solution to the Gulf oil spill that neither BP, nor the federal government, nor anyone — save a couple intuitive engineers — seems willing to try. As The Politics Blog reported on Tuesday in an interview with former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister, the untapped solution involves using empty supertankers to suck the spill off the surface, treat and discharge the contaminated water, and either salvage or destroy the slick….”

Read the full article at:

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/gulf-oil-spill-supertankers-051310#ixzz0nv2maM7s

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