Part thriller and part environmental snuff flick

If you want to see what millions of gallons of crude look like as they pour into the ocean, as well as what people with robots are trying to do about it, check out the live ROV monitoring of the damaged riser that is causing the leak of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Hosted by BP and featuring robots.

It’s not about speculators.

When gas prices reach the levels we’re seeing now it’s easy and convenient to blame unnamed shadowy “speculators” for the proverbial pain at the pump. The fact is, however, that gas is so expensive because the limits of oil production are being reached while demand is ever increasing.