The vast majority of people who have been tracking the BP oil disaster by watching television news or reading online/newspaper commentaries will admit that it has been a tricky story to follow. It has now been four weeks since the pipe burst in the Gulf of Mexico. And yet only now is the truth starting to emerge. It is still very much a “live” story.
To their credit, the people over at The Oil Drum have recognised the need to put together some sort of “beginners guide” feature on the Oil Spill. They have also given a background on related issues including the supply and demand of oil during turbulent financial times, peak oil theories and energy alternatives to the “black stuff”. Well worth a read.