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Introduction ‘Oil’ symbolically represents unctuous traits, which grants its possessors the power to continuously slip away. Not because they produce oil, but because they can capitalize on   the   tolerance   thresholds   of   the   oil   dependent populace   and governing regulators whose   very   prominent,   unquenchable   and   unstoppable   oil-addiction   has   resulted   in higher tolerance levels mentioned above. It’s not the power of oil producers, but the power of ‘requirements oil can fulfill’ which by diminishing or expanding can toy with the power   of   law   keepers   who   seem   to   be   hard   wired   with   this   notion   –   that   oil   is irreplaceable,   and   with   the   oil   producers   who   seem   to   think   (currently right)   that   the demand can never recede. Thanks to an amalgamation of events of greater tolerance and instances of inability to think beyond oil, on the fateful night of 20th April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States of America saw the largest offshore oil spill in its history and massive resultant repercussions. The   British   Petroleum   (BP)   oil   rig,   the   Deepwater   Horizon   /   Macondo well, witnessed a series of blasts which eventually sank the rig 36 hours later. All this owing   to   a   single   dysfunctional   seal   –   a   blowout   preventer   that   failed   BP   (and   the regulators) in the critical period of high tubular pressure led emergency. Unfortunately, the   rig   did   not   go   down   alone,   11   deaths   and   many   injuries   were   reported   from   the offshore site. Also, the un-sealed well spewed millions of barrels of crude oil into the gulf about forty miles off the Louisiana coast for 87 days until BP managed to transitorily cap the well in July. Although, the well was finally completely sealed in the third week of September   in   2010,   this accident   saw   negative   ecological   and   environmental, economic,   political   and   reputational   impacts   on   all   its   primary   and   secondary stakeholders within and outside the mighty United...

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