Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

By Omni Chaparala

Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has worsened and may not be contained until August. Efforts are being made by British Petroleum to contain the leak. Should the spill worsen, this would affect the local economy in Louisiana. Some of the fishermen whose livelihood is affected by the spill may move to Texas, the state of hospitality and energy. Should the oil spill affect other industries in the neighboring states, it will increase the number of people, that are affected by the leak, who will move from other states to Texas thereby increasing the demand for real estate. Hopefully, the oil leak will be contained soon.
The oil spill may affect the environment and ecological balance in the coastal state of Louisiana and others states where the oil is flowing in the Atlantic Ocean. The fish industry will be affected for some time as cleaning up the sea will take considerable time. It may be poisonous to eat the fish that are caught in the oil spill area. Also, tar balls are going to affect the ecological balance of the marine life in the area. The underwater ecological balance should be maintained for the benefit of the environment. Also, this will help increase the number of tourists who will visit the area thereby bringing money into the local economy.
Tourism in the area will be affected because of the oil leak. Though fishermen are currently employed in the cleanup efforts, they may not have the employment when the cleanup efforts are completed. Also, it will be some time before the ecological balance is restored and the area will be approved for fishing. The birds have oil on them and it costs money to clean these birds.
The oil spill will also cause demand for sea food thereby increasing the cost of sea food in the area. With the oil spill causing local problems, some people may consider moving to other states for employment. Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill have caused a lot of loss. Just as Hurricane Katrina has caused many to move into Texas, we may see some people, though not the numbers during Hurricane Katrina, to move into Texas for employment.
Texas is one of the best states in our country. We may see many people from other states move here because of our hospitality. We Texans are hospitable people and welcome people from other places. Whether the BP oil spill affects your life or not, you should consider moving to Texas and become part of our community. We are friendly and energetic.
Hopefully, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will be contained soon. The Gulf of Mexico oil leak if worsens may cause the real estate prices to rise in Texas as it is the best state to move to with opportunities to grow.
Omni Chaparala works for DFW Realties, a DFW Real Estate company serving home buyers in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. Dallas Homes for Sale