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gblowfish
03-20-2011, 03:03 PM
Approx 100 miles long. Great, just great:

Coast Guard Investigating Reports of New Oil Spill in Gulf
New Orleans : LA : USA | Mar 20, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/4lx5gp5

A possible massive oil sheen is being investigated by the US Coast Guard. The report comes from 20 miles north of the site of last April’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. A press release sent Saturday night stated that the Coast Guard confirmed there was a “substance in the water,” yet have not determined what that substance is.

Paul Barnard, operations controller for Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, stated that investigators were following up on two calls to the National Response Center. The calls indicated that a potential oil or chemical spill had occurred in the area.

The Matterhorn well site, 20 miles north of the BP Deepwater Horizon site is being investigated. The Matterhorn field includes a deepwater drilling platform owned by W&T Technology.

A pilot, flying over the reported area, stated that the sheen about a half-mile and a half-mile wide could be seen from the air. Another report stated that a much larger sheen, approximately 100 miles long, could be seen. The larger of the two points of interest was spotted Saturday off Grand Isle, Louisiana by pilot Bonny Schumaker.

Schumaker heads the nonprofit, environmental based group “On Wings of Care.” Schumaker informed oilspillaction.com that the slick is rapidly expanding and she will be returning to the site to assess the situation.

Eileen Angelico of the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement, stated late Saturday that her agency was waiting for Coast Guard confirmation of the nature of the sheen. The bureau had not received any reports of an oil spill.

ClevelandBronco
03-20-2011, 03:45 PM
Chuy finally washed the taco pan.

durtyrute
03-21-2011, 04:42 PM
It always pisses me off when some kind of major disaster happens and they have to get it some cute name like "Deep Water Horizon" or calling that guy "BTK".......damn asswipes. That shit was horrible it was not some fucking nursery rhyme.

raybec 4
03-21-2011, 05:18 PM
It always pisses me off when some kind of major disaster happens and they have to get it some cute name like "Deep Water Horizon" or calling that guy "BTK".......damn asswipes. That shit was horrible it was not some ****ing nursery rhyme.

Deep Water Horizon was not a name they gave the oil spill, it was the name of th oil rig that exploded. they didnt just make it up

RaiderH8r
03-22-2011, 10:09 AM
Who likes their hippie lies debunked with a side of Awesome Sauce? Once again though a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting on its trousers. Or something like that.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/21/us-oil-sheen-idUSTRE72J31V20110321

Substance in Gulf of Mexico likely sediment, not oil
By Colleen Jenkins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla | Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:00am EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) - A reported "sheen" in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana is likely the result of large amounts of sediment, not spilled oil, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday.

(more through the linky link)

Iowanian
03-22-2011, 10:15 AM
We should hurry up and drill until all of the oil is out of the gulf, so it will stop being available to leak and kill the fishtoplanktoshrimpmanate!


Drill shallow.....drill deep...drill baby drill.

mikey23545
03-22-2011, 10:21 AM
Who likes their hippie lies debunked with a side of Awesome Sauce? Once again though a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting on its trousers. Or something like that.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/21/us-oil-sheen-idUSTRE72J31V20110321

Substance in Gulf of Mexico likely sediment, not oil
By Colleen Jenkins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla | Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:00am EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) - A reported "sheen" in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana is likely the result of large amounts of sediment, not spilled oil, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday.

(more through the linky link)


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ForeverChiefs58
03-22-2011, 10:33 AM
Anyone else think it was just Charlie "Sheen" on vacation with his tramps in the Gulf and prob just dipped his balls in the water? Winning!

durtyrute
03-22-2011, 04:19 PM
Deep Water Horizon was not a name they gave the oil spill, it was the name of th oil rig that exploded. they didnt just make it up

Thanks for the clarification, but my pissedoffness still runs deep for that kind of thing.

CoMoChief
03-22-2011, 06:41 PM
Looks like time to call Captain Hindsight

orange
03-23-2011, 03:08 PM
Who likes their hippie lies debunked truths confirmed with a side of Awesome Sauce? Once again though a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting on its trousers. Or something like that.


Houston company accepts responsibility for oil spill off Louisiana

Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 6:04 AM Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 6:04 AM
By David Hammer, The Times-Picayune

A Houston-based oil company has accepted responsibility for a mysterious spill near Grand Isle, although it says it remains "surprised" that what it thought was a minor discharge from a long dormant well could have produced miles-long slicks.

Several hours after The Times-Picayune broke the story that state agents had traced the oil back to a well operated by Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners, the Houston-based company put out a statement late Tuesday night.

It acknowledged that it was informed by the Coast Guard that it may be responsible for the spill, which has sent emulsified oil onto Louisiana shores yet again.

Anglo-Suisse also accepted responsibility for cleanup, even though the statement also said company officials were surprised by the Coast Guard's "suggestion" because the well is "non-producing and has been monitored closely for the last six months."

The well is one the company was plugging for permanent abandonment, in the West Delta Block 117 west-southwest of Southwest Pass.

In three reports to the Coast Guard since Friday, the company had reported that less than 5 gallons of crude had escaped. But state Wildlife and Fisheries agents traced the oil to the Anglo-Suisse well at its Platform E facility on Monday afternoon and found a crew on a boat trying to close in the well with a remotely operated submarine.

The company said it had reconnected the wellhead structure Tuesday morning and fully shut it in by 8:30 p.m.

The company said it was the 12th well it owned in the area to undergo plugging and abandonment operations. All of those wells were shut in after Hurricane Katrina caused damage to platforms and haven't produced any oil since, the company said. Crews have been monitoring the site since September and didn't report any oil discharge until the end of last week, the statement said.

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2011/03/houston_company_accepts_respon.html

RaiderH8r
03-23-2011, 03:17 PM
Houston company accepts responsibility for oil spill off Louisiana

Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 6:04 AM Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 6:04 AM
By David Hammer, The Times-Picayune

A Houston-based oil company has accepted responsibility for a mysterious spill near Grand Isle, although it says it remains "surprised" that what it thought was a minor discharge from a long dormant well could have produced miles-long slicks.

Several hours after The Times-Picayune broke the story that state agents had traced the oil back to a well operated by Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners, the Houston-based company put out a statement late Tuesday night.

It acknowledged that it was informed by the Coast Guard that it may be responsible for the spill, which has sent emulsified oil onto Louisiana shores yet again.

Anglo-Suisse also accepted responsibility for cleanup, even though the statement also said company officials were surprised by the Coast Guard's "suggestion" because the well is "non-producing and has been monitored closely for the last six months."

The well is one the company was plugging for permanent abandonment, in the West Delta Block 117 west-southwest of Southwest Pass.

In three reports to the Coast Guard since Friday, the company had reported that less than 5 gallons of crude had escaped. But state Wildlife and Fisheries agents traced the oil to the Anglo-Suisse well at its Platform E facility on Monday afternoon and found a crew on a boat trying to close in the well with a remotely operated submarine.

The company said it had reconnected the wellhead structure Tuesday morning and fully shut it in by 8:30 p.m.

The company said it was the 12th well it owned in the area to undergo plugging and abandonment operations. All of those wells were shut in after Hurricane Katrina caused damage to platforms and haven't produced any oil since, the company said. Crews have been monitoring the site since September and didn't report any oil discharge until the end of last week, the statement said.

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2011/03/houston_company_accepts_respon.html

Don't be hating on me for quoting the Coast Guard. So is it as the CG stated that whatever oil is out there is only in trace amounts and below the clean water standard? Hmmm?

orange
03-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Don't be hating on me for quoting the Coast Guard. So is it as the CG stated that whatever oil is out there is only in trace amounts and below the clean water standard? Hmmm?

You didn't read (or quote) far enough:

The Coast Guard also investigated on Sunday an oily substance washing up along the Louisiana shoreline.

Samples of that substance will be tested. It is not suspected to be residual oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in April.

your link (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/21/us-oil-sheen-idUSTRE72J31V20110321)

RaiderH8r
03-23-2011, 03:43 PM
You didn't read (or quote) far enough:

The Coast Guard also investigated on Sunday an oily substance washing up along the Louisiana shoreline.

Samples of that substance will be tested. It is not suspected to be residual oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in April.

your link (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/21/us-oil-sheen-idUSTRE72J31V20110321)

Oil washing up on the shore in small to moderate amounts is not uncommon due to natural seepage. It's been documented that pre-columbian indians in the gulf region used tar in their pottery and survivor's of DeSoto's party used tar to caulk their boats. There have also been documented oil slicks roughly 100 miles off of the LA coast in the early 1900's. So to see oil in the GOM is not an unnatural or unusual thing. Hence the testing to determine the source.

Again, is the attributable amount to the responsible party actually something to be concerned about or does it fall below even the low threshold of the clean water standard? A gallon of oil can sheen roughly 1 square mile of ocean so a small amount can cover a vast surface area.

Jaric
03-23-2011, 06:19 PM
Oil washing up on the shore in small to moderate amounts is not uncommon due to natural seepage. It's been documented that pre-columbian indians in the gulf region used tar in their pottery and survivor's of DeSoto's party used tar to caulk their boats. There have also been documented oil slicks roughly 100 miles off of the LA coast in the early 1900's. So to see oil in the GOM is not an unnatural or unusual thing. Hence the testing to determine the source.

Again, is the attributable amount to the responsible party actually something to be concerned about or does it fall below even the low threshold of the clean water standard? A gallon of oil can sheen roughly 1 square mile of ocean so a small amount can cover a vast surface area.

Which is where the expression "Tar baby" came from (and no, it has nothing to do with hating black people)

Taco John
03-23-2011, 07:09 PM
This is the second time that the gulf has been irreparrably destroyed in the last year. It can't take much more of this.

mlyonsd
03-23-2011, 07:44 PM
This is the second time that the gulf has been irreparrably destroyed in the last year. It can't take much more of this.LMAO