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Matt Simmons Dead of Heart Attack in Hot Tub

Oil Expert and BP Critic Matt Simmons Suddenly Dies

International Business Times

Matt Simmons, a former oil investment banker and famous for his controversial criticisms of BP, is dead.

There are conflicting reports about the cause of death. Some media cite police reports saying the cause was a heart attack. However, according to WLBZ-TV in Maine, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department said Simmons drowned at his house oi North Haven late Sunday night.

Simmons founded Simmons & Co. International, one of the world´s leading investment banks for the energy industry, and had recently retired to work full time on his newly founded Ocean Energy Institute, promoting the use of offshore wind power.

Simmons also served as energy adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush. He was a member of the National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.

He became famous as a leading advocate of the “peak oil” theory, saying that the production capacity for oil would drop soon and rapidly.

More recently Simmons got publicity with dire calls about the fate of the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil catastrophe. One month ago, he said on CNBC that scientists had estimated a flow rate from the uncontrolled well of 120,000 barrels per day — instead of the initially official number of just 5,000 barrel per day.

Simmons said that the well could not be easily stopped, and that the relief wells would fail to stop the spill. He even suggested that the best option would be to detonate a small nuclear bomb undersea to kill the well.

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  1. recce1
    August 10, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Am I understanding it correctly that the late Mr. Simmons was saying that he believed the video of the supposed damaged well head wasn’t of the real location as the pipe shown wasn’t large enough to account for the massive amount of oil that was leaking a couple of months ago and either there was more than one leak or they were showing part of a damaged pipe that wasn’t near the real location of the actual wellhead?

    • August 10, 2010 at 10:40 pm

      He and several others are saying that the ROV videos we are seeing are that of the abandoned well and not the very active well. You can find several YouTube videos talking about the conflicting coordinates of these wells.

  2. Recce1
    August 10, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for the info.

  3. Recce1
    August 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Didn’t both the A&M and the Univ. of S. FL say that there was a plume of oil well below the surface and not seen from above extending out at least 20 miles? Didn’t both the government and BP deny such a problem earlier? And isn’t Transocean saying that BP withheld a lot of information on what led to the explosion? By the way, has the identity of the BP official who overruled Transocean and Halliburton on stopping the drilling in order to investigate the possible (and confirmed by consequences) damaged BOP ever been revealed?

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