Did you know there are about 4,000 oil and natural gas drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico? And that those platforms service nearly 6,000 active wells?

It’s amazing that a spill like BP’s Deepwater Horizon didn’t occur before April 2010.

And I wonder, with thousands of wells in the Gulf, how there hasn’t been a lot of subsidence. Or maybe there has and no one has noticed yet.

Source: “Windfall,” Mike Tidwell, Audubon, September-October 2010

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