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Gulf Of Mexico Oil Leak Is Likely Natural Occurence, Regulators Say

International Business Times -- The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced the source of a 10-square mile oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico was likely a naturally occurring oil seep from the ocean floor, not a spill from an oil rig.  

The bureau said that an underwater vehicle deployed by Shell surveyed the area and found oil seeping naturally from the ocean floor. The BSEE said, however, it is working to confirm the seep as the origin of the 10 square mile oil sheen first reported Thursday.


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Submitted Apr 15, 2012 By: drpepperTX
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 3:03:13 AM

ummmm... you send the fox to check on the hens in the hen house?
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:29:17 AM

Been going on since they stated drilling in the gulf.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 2:57:57 AM

If the oil leak is a sheen and NOT heavy clumps of oil floating on top of the water, then it's likely a natural oil leak from the bottom of the gulf. Hey – it happens and nature deals with it!
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 4:23:18 PM

ok
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 5:59:32 AM

Well, if nothing else some of the posts sure reflect the arrogance and ignorance that exists with oil company haters.

Turns out that Shell was right. Not their leak, just good old mother nature.

Of course with up to 200,000 tonnes (63 million + gallons) of oil seeping naturally into the Gulf each year, the odds were in their favor. 

Seems like if the Gulf is able to clean up on its own 1,500,000 barrels of oil per year that the Gulf is remarkably resilient. Would not you agree? Of course the oil haters hate it when they find out mother nature is the source.
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Sparky19038
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 5:37:28 AM

It's not "10 square miles of seepage".

Oil spreads in a very thin layer on top of the water. Oil seeping from the earth will come out in a small, localized area, float to the surface, and then spread with the help of currents and wind.
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my2002m
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 4:48:07 AM

10 square miles of seepage seems a little excessive.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:50:16 PM

I cant believe the amount of skeptics out there, who think seepage is nonexistent.

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:23:44 PM


They can positively rule out a long-abandoned well in that location? Seems unlikely.
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all oil companies are treated equal, but some are more equal than others.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:06:14 PM

doubt it
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:06:13 PM

I call BullSh*%t!!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:04:37 PM

Doubt about it.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:03:30 PM

really?
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:02:28 PM

The fix is in.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:01:45 PM

I seriously doubt it.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:01:03 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:00:14 PM

i never would have thought that to be possible
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:59:02 PM

ok, hard to believe
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:58:56 PM

And we know Big Oil and its government cronies would never lie about that.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:58:39 PM

What is next now??? Can this be prevented in the future???
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:58:21 PM

Sounds like Obama trying to bail out BP
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:57:45 PM

What?????
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:55:14 PM

find out where its coming from and get on it... we need all we can get
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:52:17 PM

good
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:50:32 PM

interesting!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:50:27 PM

oooo boy
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:50:19 PM

Right! likely story to cover a fact that they can not identify the source
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:49:51 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:48:50 PM

History tip... That is why they started drillining offshore in 1947, because of natural seepage of oil from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico!!!!!.
Check history of offshore drilling :)
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:48:32 PM

That's how Edwin Drake started the oil business in Pennsylvania. He started drilling where oil was seeping to the surface.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:48:28 PM

Check to be sure
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:46:57 PM

Gee, you think?
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:44:43 PM

That's why we drill there.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:44:32 PM

This is the first time I hear something like this
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:35:37 PM

I hope (bp) is not involved!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:32:00 PM

So now what??? Who is going to clean it up????
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:29:14 PM

it's still an oil spill
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:29:13 PM

It is all questionable. Why would 6 barrels just let go. More likely somebody dropped 6 barrels worth out of a ship.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:28:51 PM

so ?
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:25:52 PM

Interesting - Thanks for posting.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:25:40 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:21:01 PM

Sounds logical to me.
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Not BP leftovers? Haven't heard much about the cleanup there in a while.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:17:46 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:17:06 PM

What, no one to sue? This is an outrage!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:16:41 PM

exactly, are we going to take mom nature to court
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:16:35 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:16:33 PM

How can they know that?
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 8:11:43 PM

So who will the greenies sue?
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