Monday, July 19, 2010

Creeping Seep

Feds Confirm New BP "Seep"

I was the first one to tell you yesterday about the new leak, ahead of any media outlet I am aware of; you can go back and check the time stamps of my posts to confirm that. Today the government has confirmed "seepage." And I did what no other media have been able to do -- show you video captured directly from BP's Boa Deep C #2 ROV.

But still the media and government are spinning the story. They have "experts:"

Robert Carney, a Louisiana State University expert on biological oceanography, said the seepage is far enough away from the well that it could be occurring naturally.

"You have little bubbles rising up from the bottom frequently; that's the methane gas" he said. "Oil would be a little black dot, more difficult to see. But both escape into the water regularly."

Does this look like little bubbles rising, or a roiling cloud of methane under pressure being forced into the water:

This footage was captured somewhere along the BP well equipment, so they are lying when they say that only "tiny bubbles" are coming from the well. Others have posted footage of leaks from the sea floor itself. The article says:

"Also, seepage from the seafloor was detected over the weekend less than two miles away, but Allen said it probably has nothing to do with the well. Oil and gas are known to ooze naturally from fissures in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico."

Of course that's true, some oil does naturally get out of the ground and into the water. But BP would not be wasting precious ROV time hunting for natural, slow seeps of oil and methane on the ocean floor. They have their subs and their human operators surveying in order to determine the amount of damage they have done to the integrity of the sea floor. Some people theorize that one of the reasons that BP and the government have not allowed international aid in the form of ships and crews is because they believe there is a real possibility that the entire dome over the petroleum deposit could shatter and release giant methane cloud.

Methane, when released in large amounts at once, sinks ships -- this is currently the best scientific theory as to the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. Captain Kelly Sweeney reported on Coast-to-Coast A.M. that ships drop "like rocks" when methane clouds are released under them, as does happen on occasion from underwater volcanoes. I think BP are trying cover their butts by trying to play off these new leaks as "tiny bubbles" from the wellhead and normal, pre-Deepwater Horizon leakage from the ground into the ocean. Neither is true. They're lying once again.

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