Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Disruption of wildlife by drilling in Alaska....


Uh, this guy seems to actually like it!

11 comments:

Brooke said...

Hey, it's warm, and it's fun to play on! I say we build more for the little guys!

The Merry Widow said...

Caribou love the pipes in the winter because of the warmth!
Smart bear, smooth, straight path with no rocks or roots to trip over! LOL!
The animals have more sense than the watermelons!

tmw

Eyes said...

Neat Avatar Brooke!

Hi TMW, ain't that the truth:>D

The Merry Widow said...

Hope you had a wonderful and fun, 4th, Eyes!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

FJ said...

We used to have to heat our Bunker C to 140 F to get it to move... that pipe doesn't look insulated, either.

Eyes said...

Had a great 4th! Thanks:>D How about you?

Heat your Bunker FJ?

The Merry Widow said...

Quiet, PF was working last night, and he's our pyrotechnician! He's working till 8:15 pm today...so no ribs tonight!

tmw
FJ-Bunker C? Fuel?

FJ said...

Yes, Bunker C, fuel oil. A thick, tarry black petroleum product used in ships boilers to make steam for turbines.

Eyes said...

Oh, okay:>D I wonder if they could run on the stuff from the Athabasca tar sands. My mom said they're making a real mess up there refining it... It would be great to find a use for it in it's unreformed state...

FJ said...

It can probably be burned raw (as those oil-well fires will attest), but needs signicant preheating to get it "to" the "place" of "efficient combustion" where the heat or energy can be trapped... the heating of which can release explosive "vapours" (the lighter, more explosive factions of gas and aviation fuels) making it very dangerous.

I could be wrong, but think refining is probably the "safest" way of handling petroleum AND getting the most energy out of it.

Eyes said...

Probably something like the old coal burning steam engines only instead of ash, you'd have to get rid of the sand...