Unanswered questions about California oil spill suggest oversight isn’t working

California’s fleet of offshore oil and gas rigs, and the miles of pipelines that connect those rigs to on-shore refining operations, feature some of the most advanced technology the industry has to offer.

Out at sea, computerized systems on the manned platforms can detect even tiny leaks in the pipelines, monitoring the pressure and flow of oil from command centers that operate 24 hours a day. In some cases, valves are programmed to automatically snap into place to limit escaping oil.

And, beyond that, government regulators and private firms employ a veritable armada of inspection. Airplanes, drones, divers — all scout the ocean for signs of spilling oil.

But all

→ Continue reading at Silicon Valley

More from author

Related posts


Latest posts

MCU Spider-Man 4 Would be Different To Homecoming Trilogy

Tom Holland reveals that, should he reprise his role as Spider-Man for a fourth film after No Way Home, it would have to be...

Hidden Water Vapor Was Just Discovered On Europa's Icy Surface

After studying years of old Hubble space observations, a scientist just discovered all-new signs of water vapor lingering on Europa. When it comes to our...

You can now print your birth certificate from home

This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors...