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Official: Seep found near BP's blown out oil well
AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/10 | Colleen Long and Harry R. Weber - ap

Posted on 07/18/2010 2:45:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 07/18/2010 4:49:54 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Mod note:

AP changed the title:

BP, feds clash over reopening capped Gulf oil well

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Both could be signs there are leaks in the well that's been capped off for three days.

The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because an announcement about the next steps had not been made yet.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: bp; deephorz; deepwaterhorizon; doh; energy; fail; gulf; noproblem; offshore; oil; oilspill; oops; plugtheholedaddy; says0bama; seep
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1 posted on 07/18/2010 2:45:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Does that mean obamination will have to do a 180 and say “he” didn’t fix it the first time? Who’s fault will it be this time?


2 posted on 07/18/2010 2:47:46 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: NormsRevenge

Time to head to TOD.


3 posted on 07/18/2010 2:47:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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Pflr


4 posted on 07/18/2010 2:48:01 PM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul. Viva Arizona!)
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To: freeangel

good question.

seep happens.


5 posted on 07/18/2010 2:49:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s not the only thing we all know that has a seep. ..........OBAMA............


6 posted on 07/18/2010 2:49:56 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am not a nuclear scientist nor do I play one, but common sense tells me the best course of action is to release the pressure by opening the valves that have been previously attached to hoses leading to ships above the well and drain it as quick as possible.

Nah too simple.


7 posted on 07/18/2010 2:50:43 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: NormsRevenge
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8 posted on 07/18/2010 2:52:54 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama had better quit worrying about the “racist” white people that are out to get him and get his butt down there and plug that damned hole!!

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.


9 posted on 07/18/2010 2:53:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: NormsRevenge

This news will absolutely be censored immediately, I bet even my comment will disappear, watch and listen people very well(no pun intended).

Obama will become more so the micro managing fool if there is another leak, he will have so much egg on his face bystanders cholesterol levels will be raised.


10 posted on 07/18/2010 2:53:29 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: freeangel

They need to hook up the piping to the surface and start recovering all the oil they can. Jed Clampett would have been tickled with a gusher like this.


11 posted on 07/18/2010 2:53:39 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dumb question: Why not connect pipe to the well and relieve the pressure by allowing the oil rise to the surface and into waiting ships?


12 posted on 07/18/2010 2:53:45 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: NormsRevenge
A federal official says

I don't consider that a reliable source either.

13 posted on 07/18/2010 2:54:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: pennboricua

You probably don’t realize how unstable that well head is after taking a beating for 90 days. It’s best to work on the relief wells and begin the drilling of other well heads in this oil field to reduce pressure.


14 posted on 07/18/2010 2:55:07 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Michael Barnes

There’s a lot of natural seeps on the Gulf floor. Hope they’re not mistaking a natural event for a leak.


15 posted on 07/18/2010 2:57:31 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: pennboricua

If for no other reason than to get more oil to sell — that’s the point of drilling in the first place.


16 posted on 07/18/2010 2:59:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: kcvl
I don't consider that a reliable source either.

I'd go one step farther. Taking a quote from an anonymous Federal official is just about the most unreliable source I can think of.....especially when it's crystal clear the gubmint is and has been doing all they can to prolong the spill and hinder both the clean up and the repairs to the well head. Sounds more like wishful thinking on the part of some gubmint bureaucrat to me....

17 posted on 07/18/2010 3:00:31 PM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: NormsRevenge
They are lucky Obama is on vacation (again) or we would be talking about kicking ass (of someone).
18 posted on 07/18/2010 3:00:31 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: NormsRevenge

I was hoping against hope, but this is not news. Its been there since early on, and it is way more than a seep most likely.


19 posted on 07/18/2010 3:00:51 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: Michael Barnes

What I realize is that the oil that was gushing into the Gulf was free flowing, it is now bottled up and other seepage is taking place, precisely because it is being restricted and the pressure is building up.

Hoses can be attached unlike the previous cap, capturing close to 100% of the oil in a controlled manner and loading it on ships.


20 posted on 07/18/2010 3:01:41 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: NormsRevenge

If the leakage is related to the current well wouldn’t the pressure be starting to drop?


21 posted on 07/18/2010 3:03:07 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Berlin_Freeper
They are lucky Obama is on vacation (again) or we would be talking about kicking ass (of someone).

Someone needs to kick his ass all the way to his eyeballs. I can't think of a dumber, lazier, more arrogant jerk who has no clue about anything.

It is a good thing he is good at partying, playing and vacationing or else he would be worthless.

22 posted on 07/18/2010 3:06:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: BenLurkin

I think we are missing the big picture here. The Obama administration ordered BP to open the valves and pollute the gulf for 3 days so they can measure the flow for liability reasons.

BP resisted so this anonymous story by Thad Allen is to justify reopening the pollution. Note he will not give any info about the supposed seeping,

This is a maJor scandal in the making.


23 posted on 07/18/2010 3:06:45 PM PDT by Williams
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds like the beginning of any number of disaster movies. Even has an evil corporation and government officials!


24 posted on 07/18/2010 3:09:45 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: NormsRevenge

AP and Yahoo are as close to a non sourced story as you can get.


25 posted on 07/18/2010 3:14:14 PM PDT by Shanty Shaker
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To: kcvl

POST OF THE DAY!!!


26 posted on 07/18/2010 3:14:27 PM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Alamo........Alamo.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9MOJgTQCYQ


27 posted on 07/18/2010 3:15:00 PM PDT by texanyankee
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To: Williams

I think you have it. There is now a pi$$ing contest between the feds and BP over whether to try and produce the well or shut it in completely.


28 posted on 07/18/2010 3:15:56 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: kcvl

Have you seen that picture of him at a white house ball wearing that ridiculous green suit with the huge $ sign bling hanging off his neck?


29 posted on 07/18/2010 3:17:02 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: pennboricua

yes, open the valves, get the oil to the ships above, sell oil.


30 posted on 07/18/2010 3:20:47 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: NormsRevenge

So...explain to me again why they aren’t allowing a controlled flow to surface ships? ——Just to relieve pressure until the relief wells are done?


31 posted on 07/18/2010 3:21:09 PM PDT by cookcounty ("Today's White House reporters seem one ball short of a ping pong scrimmage.")
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To: NormsRevenge
Skand1 2 ROV is right now sampling the tiny amounts of gas leaking from the Wellhead of the Maconda. Maybe that is what they are worried about. Tiny leak now, but internal pressure is building. Certainly do not trust an anonymous source through the AP however.
32 posted on 07/18/2010 3:21:53 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Williams

The well is not designed to sit in the condition it is for an extended period of time. They have to reopen it and the decision of when that happens lies directly in the governments hands. There is no political will to make hard decisions so the only consideration is the easiest path to blame somebody else... be that BP or a former president.


33 posted on 07/18/2010 3:24:20 PM PDT by Shanty Shaker
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To: Williams

The well is not designed to sit in the condition it is for an extended period of time. They have to reopen it and the decision of when that happens lies directly in the governments hands. There is no political will to make hard decisions so the only consideration is the easiest path to blame somebody else... be that BP or a former president.


34 posted on 07/18/2010 3:24:28 PM PDT by Shanty Shaker
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To: kcvl

AMEN!


35 posted on 07/18/2010 3:26:32 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama to BP: "Did you plug the hole, Daddy?")
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To: NormsRevenge

Aha, what a shocker. Now what did I post 2 days ago? Didn’t I say after Odungo’s vacation that this would be the next news? I saw it leaking from the seabed. I don’t care what they say. As soon as it showed it the ROV was shut off. That was a month ago. I don’t want to hear it was sediment from the movement of the ROV. I know what that looks like. There was no sediment it was black oil. Not gushing, seeping.


36 posted on 07/18/2010 3:28:22 PM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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To: Williams

Thad Allen is a big clown, a dupe, and a scapegoat.

What a way to end his illustrious career as a Coast Guard hack!


37 posted on 07/18/2010 3:29:43 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama to BP: "Did you plug the hole, Daddy?")
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To: kcvl; Berlin_Freeper
"They are lucky Obama is on vacation (again) or we would be talking about kicking ass (of someone)."

and

Someone needs to kick his ass all the way to his eyeballs.


38 posted on 07/18/2010 3:30:25 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: mojitojoe

I want your crystal ball!

I could make a fortune on the Lottery.


39 posted on 07/18/2010 3:30:34 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama to BP: "Did you plug the hole, Daddy?")
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To: NormsRevenge

OH MAN we are all going to die again!


40 posted on 07/18/2010 3:30:52 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: valkyry1

Its been there since early on, and it is way more than a seep most likely.
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YE, just ask some of the Coast Guard members that have been out there and who were told not to say anything.


41 posted on 07/18/2010 3:31:03 PM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Until they tell me what they mean by “NEAR THE WELL”, I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw em.

The last time someone said “NEAR THE WELL” it was 1 1/2 miles.


42 posted on 07/18/2010 3:34:53 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: freeangel

Did Obama give the “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” call already?


43 posted on 07/18/2010 3:42:01 PM PDT by scannell
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To: freeangel

why are they not filling tanker after tanker with oil that can pay for whatever damage was done...this will keep the pressure low while they wait....

why worry about pressure, pump the oil out till they are ready to shoot the concrete and mud into the pressure relief wells...

is the regime against making oil money to pay the fishermen et al who are suffering???

zer0bama is truly a dooooooshbag.


44 posted on 07/18/2010 3:45:45 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: mojitojoe
I believe you said something like the following:
 
He’s such an as*. He really is. He’s such a freak. I KNEW he would try to take credit for it. So when it’s bad, it’s mean ole BP, evil oil, and so on, but some good news and he’s we, us and I. Gawd he makes me sick.
 
What’s with the US and WE. BP you narcissist moron. You didn’t have anything to do with it you POS>
 
But maybe I'm not remembering correctly.  LOL

45 posted on 07/18/2010 3:45:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: AU72
If the leakage is related to the current well wouldn’t the pressure be starting to drop?

Eventually maybe. They have been concerned that the shut-in pressure that they have been monitoring the past 72 hours (6,700+ psi) did not rise as high as expected (8-9,000 psi). That could mean one of two things (and maybe some other harder to define things also). First, the oil reservoir may be depleting or there may be leaks.

46 posted on 07/18/2010 3:46:34 PM PDT by CedarDave (Arrogant Obama on tax day protesters: "YouÂ’d think they would be saying 'Thank You!'.")
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To: Jim Robinson
Funny thing was Friday.
I was sitting around the breakroom table at work, telling the guys about how Obama was taking credit for the leak being stopped (Obama Takes Credit For Capping The Oil Spill), and mentioning that the last time he did it (After delay, BP restarts 'top kill' effort (Effort failing? Narcissist took credit too early!)) and it started leaking that time.

I told them that as soon as Obama takes credit, it'll blow out again.

I shoulda made it a $$$ bet.
47 posted on 07/18/2010 3:49:17 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: cookcounty
So...explain to me again why they aren’t allowing a controlled flow to surface ships? ——Just to relieve pressure until the relief wells are done?

BP is measuring the pressure in the well, and providing proof by the pressure increasing (very slowly) that they aren't the source of multiple natural leaks in the area, lest they get to dedicate their company simply into a never ending gulf maintenance organization. They are still responsible to their shareholders, not government wanks with their hands out.

Truth be told, this hasn't turned into the environmental disaster some in the administration hoped for, just an economic one as millions avoided the gulf region. The have to justify their crisis and if there's no more oil flowing into the gulf, how will they justify their crap and trade legislation?

48 posted on 07/18/2010 3:49:31 PM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: umgud

The opposite of “clamp it” is Clampett. Let it flow or “there the entire sea floor goes”.


49 posted on 07/18/2010 3:55:13 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: pennboricua

I believe they will need to open the cap back up. May should try to capture until the relief wells are in place.


50 posted on 07/18/2010 3:55:45 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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