Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Portland Bridge Counts 2011

A measure of commuter cycling, from the new City of Portland bike count report:


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See The Industrialized Cyclist Bicycling Research Page to download the report, and just about any other report you may want.



Polar bear habitat and Chukchi Sea drilling
February 18, 2012, 14:00
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Via North Alaska Environmental Center.


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Oil and Gas leases on Alaska’s north slope

Via http://northern.org/media-library/maps/arctic/western-arctic-npr-a-maps/NorthSlopeLeasesMar2009WEBlg2.jpg/view


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Spaces in the URL
February 18, 2012, 12:42
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So there are some spaces in the URL as provided by the US govt. for Shell’s OSRP for the Chukchi Sea:

http://www.bsee.gov/OSRP/Shell- Chukchi-OSRP .aspx

Take the spaces out and you can find the 450-page pdf of the OSRP:

http://www.bsee.gov/OSRP/Shell-Chukchi-OSRP.aspx

The OSRP sounds very familiar.

The plan, in the event of a blowout, involves trying to trigger a non-responsive blowout preventer with a remote sub. And it involves the infamous “booms” deployed by contractors. And response to any spill will involve spraying a whole lot of Corexit:

Another oil spill response option includes the use of dispersants. When these chemicals are applied, oil begins to separate in to microscopic particulates. After that, the oil is either diluted to the point that it no longer impacts the environment or digested by organisms that consume oil.



Shell’s Arctic Spill Response Plan Gone Missing

Department of Interior press release provides this link to Shell’s spill response plan which was approved on Feb. 17:

A copy of Shell’s OSRP for the Chukchi Sea is available at: http://www.bsee.gov/OSRP/Shell- Chukchi-OSRP .aspx.

But clicking on the DOI’s link to the OSRP (Oil Spill Response Plan) for the Chukchi Sea leads to this NO PAGE FOUND business:

http://www.bsee.gov/error-page.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/osrp/shell-/

I guess we’ll just have to trust the department’s “fact sheet.” The “fact sheet” says everything is just great.



AAA gas price report
February 18, 2012, 05:00
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The Daily Fuel Gauge Report



Interesting math from Reuters as Brent tops 120

Crude oil output from the North Sea, home of the global Brent benchmark, is set to fall in March for a third month due to maintenance work and natural aging of oilfields there.

Supply will average 2.18 million barrels per day in March, down 1.4 percent from 2.12 million bpd the previous month, data compiled by Reuters showed on Tuesday.

via Brent tops $120 on Iran, North Sea, Greece | Reuters.

This report was the product of at least four reporters and two editors.