Showing posts with label Deepwater Horizon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Deepwater Horizon. Show all posts

Thursday, June 20, 2013

BP Oil Spill Claims - What People Don't Know - Video

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BP Oil Spill Claims -
What People Don't Know
Florida BP Oil Spill Claims Attorney notes that the media has covered the BP Oil Spill Claims for Businesses claims process extensively. What people and business owners don't know: "Is my business covered by the BP Oil Spill Claims Settlement?" This short video can help find a resource to determine if you, your family, or your business qualifies for a settlement from the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center .

The settlement is 1270 pages long and we have posted the agreement here for you to review. See We have studied the settlement agreement and can quickly calculate what, if any damages may be awarded.

Florida BP Oil Spill Claims Attorney - Video

One media source noted, "In the months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded 300 miles off Florida's coast in April 2010, hotel and restaurant owners, fishermen and shopkeepers kept a grim vigil, waiting to see whether the millions of gallons of spilled oil would taint the state's beaches and harm its seafood." See  "Feeding Frenzy" March 8, 2013.

The Feeding Frenzy report also noted,, "In December, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans gave final approval to a $7.8 billion partial class-action settlement providing for economic and property damages from the spill, including those in Florida. BP separately agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties and pleaded guilty to felony misconduct in the disaster, which cost 11 lives. Barbier now is presiding over a trial to determine whether BP was grossly negligent, with another $17 billion in potential penalties at stake."

The writer recognized, "With the new guidelines, thousands of firms may qualify if they fall within designated coastal zones and show a 2010 drop in revenue after the disaster, with a rebound in 2011. But the window to collect damages from the largest oil spill in U.S. history is closing — economic and property damage claims must be filed by April 2014. "

The article concluded, "As of Feb. 10, in the third phase of payouts, the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center had issued 26,608 eligibility notices with payment offers totaling more than $2 billion throughout the gulf states. The center had also completed more than $1.43 billion in payments on 19,530 claims. "

BP Oil Spill Claims - What People in Florida Don't Know

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

BP Oil Spill Claim - Do I Need to Prove Causation?

We at have just posted the hundreds of complex pages, maps, schedules, diagrams, and Court Orders in the BP Oil Spill Settlement Claims case that apply to some parts of Florida. Here are the BP Oil Spill Settlement Claims documents. One of the most frequently asked Questions (FAQ) is: If I File a BP Oil Spill Claim - Do I Need to Prove Causation? Generally, no. 

BP Oil Spill Claim - Do I Need to Prove Causation?

The BP Settlement Agreement provides, in part: 


I. Business Claimants for Which There is No Causation Requirement 

1) If you are a business in Zone A, you are not required to provide any evidence of causation unless you fall into one of the exceptions agreed to by the parties, and listed in footnote (1). 

2) If you are a “Landing Site,” or “Commercial Wholesale or Retail Dealer A,” or “Primary Seafood Processor,” as set forth in “Seafood Distribution Chain Definitions,” you are not required to provide any evidence of causation. 

3) If you are in Zone A, B or C and you are a “Commercial or Wholesale or Retail Dealer B,” or a “Secondary Seafood Processor,” or a “Seafood Wholesaler or Distributor,” or a “Seafood Retailer,” as set forth in “Seafood Distribution Chain Definition,” you are not required to provide any evidence of causation. 

4) If you are in Zone A or Zone B, and you meet the “Tourism Definition,” you are not required to provide any evidence of causation. 

5) If you are in Zone A, B or C, and you meet the “Charter Fishing Definition” you are not required to provide any evidence of causation.


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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

BP Oil Spill Settlement - Frequently Asked Questions - Part 1

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BP Oil Spill - FAQ

What will this cost me? 

Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. If we do not recover money for your business from BP, we do not get paid. There is no upfront cost to you. 

I can’t prove that my business was harmed by the oil spill. How can I be entitled to money from BP? 

The settlement recognizes that the oil spill hurt the entire state of Florida, not just businesses along the coast. The settlement does NOT require you to prove that your business was hurt specifically because of the oil spill. 

 Is my business included in this settlement? 

 Almost every kind of business located anywhere in the state of Florida is included in this settlement. Our lawyers will check to make sure your business is included.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Video | Six Months After The Florida Oil Spill

Florida Oil Spill notes that 6 months after the disaster, drilling will resume. No real changes to regulations are seen. The ban on offshore drilling has been lifted. One company is planning to drill deeper than the Deepwater Horizon.

Looks like same old stuff different day.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Oil Spill Video | Video of Deepwater Horizon on Fire

Florida Oil Spill .com has just seen some amazing video from the team at Nat Geo. These shots from the air and water cover the last moments of the Deepwater Horizon on fire and then sinking.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oil Spill Tipline | One Caller's Solution

Florida Oil Spill .com has been flooded with callers who have solutions. Here is the latest oil spill disaster solution from a caller in Texas. Thanks for the call and the concern. Click below to hear his solution:

Click the Call Me link to let the world know your solution.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Video | Saturday Update | Oil Spill

Florida Oil just found video of what key players in the oil spill disaster are doing this beautiful weekend. We plan on going sailing before the oil hits the beaches in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.

Solutions to the Oil Spill in Gulf | DeepWater Horizon Leak

Florida Oil Spill .com has listened to people talking about this disaster. Everyone that we know is extremely upset by the whole situation. We are especially saddened by the loss of the wetlands and all the lovely animals that live there (including humans). We are also disappointed that it seems that the oil industry hasn't been exploring this.

The first alternative I heard was the Nuclear Missile Option. Some of the problems I see with this are: the explosion will probably cause more oil in a larger more diverse set of holes and we would also be introducing nuclear contamination to the gulf stream.

One writer remembers how plumbers stopped the water at her home when the cut-off valve didn't seem to stop it. The plumbers froze the water line. She thought wow if they could freeze the oil they could easily put a new valve on it. It seems that freezing crude oil is very complicated. It makes sense though since she knows that cars and trucks run at freezing temperatures in Canada that oil must freeze at a pretty low temperature. It turns out also each deposit has its own properties. It would be nearly impossible to freeze it, though the depth and resulting increase in pressure might help. Just a thought.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Florida Asks Feds For Oil Spill Help

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According the Florida Attorney General, their office has asked for the Federal Government to waive provisions of the Jones Act. According to the State of  Florida, the law is a "federal act hindering oil spill response efforts." The state's chief legal officer wrote a letter to the President and, according to sources with the State of Florida, the Jones Act  "mandates that the transportation of material between U.S. points be reserved for U.S.-built, owned, and documented vessels. The [Florida State] Attorney General noted the Unified Area Command has treated compliance with the Jones Act as an operational requirement, mandating that the foreign equipment be transferred to U.S. ships, a very time-consuming process that is hindering immediate response."

Quoting the Attorney General's letter, “The limited use of foreign vessels to aid in the cleanup of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill will not likely impede U.S. trade and commerce. More importantly, vessels with advanced cleanup capabilities should not be turned away during our time of need.” Florida Oil notes there is prior history in waiving of these provisions of Federal law. as part of  the disaster response to Hurricane Katrina.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Image | Fire Underwater at Blow Out Preventer? No.

Florida Oil Spill | Around 2:15 am on June 10, 2010 we noticed what looks like fire underwater near the blow out preventer via the underwater feed we have been monitoring. The orange colored substance is visible under the top-center  of the screen  capture below, behind the text data on the top of the image. The orange pattern seems to move around in the frame.

 Is it possible that the blowout is now on fire underwater? No, it is chemical dispersant being shot into the oil flow at the bottom of the sea. Out of sight - out of mind.

Is this an underwater fire? No, they are chemicals being shot into the oil flow.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Welcome to Florida | Oil Spill Arrives | Video

Well, its now official, the oil has arrived in Florida, just as predicted, albeit a week later than scientists had calculated. In Tampa, scientists from the University of South Florida have made several trips from St. Petersburg, Florida's Bayboro Harbor in their research ship. Not surprisingly, the scientist's findings have been castigated by corporate shills, despite replication of their findings of underwater oil plumes by other independent researchers. Here is the latest video.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another Oil Spill Timeline From Day One

Here is another oil spill timeline of the events in time sequence since the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon.

Timeline of The 2010 Oil Spill

We have been online, one of the first sites devoted to the Disaster in the Gulf. Here is our new timeline that will be updated continuously. We expect many more people and sources to come forward and provide tips and information about what really happened in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico this year.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oil Spill Flashback | 1979 Videos

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Disaster from 1979 starring some of the same cast members of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon cast? Impossible - no, there was a 1979 oil rig disaster that leaked for over 6 months. The Florida coastline was threatened and they attempted and failed to stop the leak. The only difference - they were in 200 feet of water, not 5,000 feet.

Florida Oil Spill Live | Video From 5,000 Feet

Now that the Gulf Oil Disaster may have killed the Gulf of Mexico, the polluters are trying to kill the oil well that has been gushing for more that a month. The ROV Remotely Operated Vehicle Feed has been intermittent for reasons unknown to a Florida Oil Spill web technologist. Our feed keeps going away, so you can try here.

Disclaimer Just Posted by BP:

"Please be aware, this is a live stream and may freeze or be unavailable from time to time.

Throughout the extended top kill procedure – which may take up to two days to complete - very significant changes in the appearance of the flows at the seabed may be expected. These will not provide a reliable indicator of the overall progress, or success or failure, of the top kill operation as a whole. BP will report on the progress of the operation as appropriate and on its outcome when complete." May 29, 2010

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