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Coast Guard Is Investigating A Possible Brand New, Big Oil Spill In The Gulf (update, just sediment)
Business Insider ^ | March 19, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 03/19/2011 9:48:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On top of everything else, some potentially troublesome environmental news out of the Gulf of Mexico again.

The Times Picayune is reporting that the Coast Guard is investigating reports of a brand new deepwater oil spill.

Multiple callers have reported that they have seen a huge sheen of oil not far from a deepwater rig....

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bohica; economy; energy; energypolicy; gulfofmexico; notoilbutmud; ohbrother; oil
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1 posted on 03/19/2011 9:48:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CA prices will go to $4.50 soon. Very very soon.

For NO REASON, of course...


2 posted on 03/19/2011 9:49:22 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma

There’s always a reason. The question is “cui bono?”


3 posted on 03/19/2011 9:50:44 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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Not to worry. TOTUS is on it.

4 posted on 03/19/2011 9:50:52 PM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone post the “Not this shit again” guy.


5 posted on 03/19/2011 9:52:34 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Times Picayune is reporting that the Coast Guard is investigating reports of a brand new deepwater oil spill.

Just add this to the growing list of still another Obama disaster. Is there any doubt that he's not only the worst president in history but the all-time worst "executive" ever elected anywhere in the free world?

6 posted on 03/19/2011 9:54:18 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Lurker
There’s always a reason. The question is “cui bono?”

the worlds first/second largest exporter of crude; a former communist superpower that's been arming and financing insurrections worldwide for decades.

What is "Russia" for a thousand, Alex?

7 posted on 03/19/2011 9:56:26 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is a picture of the spill:

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/rkistner/oil_spill_reported_near_deepwa.html


8 posted on 03/19/2011 9:56:49 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I expect the basketball-player-in-chief will find some reason to restrict Texan oil now but give contracts to Venezuela.


9 posted on 03/19/2011 9:56:52 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Howzabout Libya and Iran??

Cheers!

10 posted on 03/19/2011 9:57:23 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Lurker
Sarah Palin!!! /DU mode>/KOS kiddie mode>

Cheers!

12 posted on 03/19/2011 9:57:56 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obaa just approved Petrobras’ Brazilian floating production storage installation in Gulf of Mexico yesterday.


13 posted on 03/19/2011 9:58:12 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they can keep our minds off this with Japan and Libya. I am sure they are going to try and cover this up as much as they can.


14 posted on 03/19/2011 9:59:44 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huge, naturally occurring oil sheens are not uncommon in the Gulf.


15 posted on 03/19/2011 9:59:59 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Marine_Uncle

Nice use of an “*”. :0)


16 posted on 03/19/2011 10:00:20 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: acoulterfan

That caption is BS. Note the waves breaking on the beach in the upper left corner. The Macundo well is under 5000 ft. of water, waaay offshore. No beach.


17 posted on 03/19/2011 10:03:16 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The pic shows the shoreline. Is the Macondo area that close to shore?


18 posted on 03/19/2011 10:04:15 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: fso301

Did you see that photo in the article?


19 posted on 03/19/2011 10:04:43 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, the temperature inside the fireboxes of the 8 coal burning plants are near my house are the same as they have been the last 30 years I have lived here. No signs of a meltdown yet, and no big spill. Oh, I forgot, you can burn coal if you want to but he’ll bankrupt your company. Just a matter of time before the utility goes bankrupt.


20 posted on 03/19/2011 10:05:09 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Brad's Gramma
Yep, and back in the Carter years all we ever heard was two tankers collided out in the ocean somewhere.

Seemed like it was at least once a week

How convenient to have two tankers collied, but it sure explained why they had to raise the oil prices all that shortage you know. /s.

But, since they have already used up that BIT, it is now the rigs.

21 posted on 03/19/2011 10:07:34 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Smokin' Joe
Agree. The article also says 30 miles off shore. That slick is maybe 30 meters off shore.

Miles, meters, it's all the same to a lefty.

22 posted on 03/19/2011 10:08:25 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: Husker24
Take your pick


23 posted on 03/19/2011 10:08:30 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: acoulterfan
From the article linked by acoulerfan

According to a knowledgeable source, the slick was sighted by a helicopter pilot on Friday and is about 100 miles long. A fishing boat captain said he went through the slick yesterday and it was strong enough to make his eyes burn.

Seems to be fairly large.

24 posted on 03/19/2011 10:08:33 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: OldNewYork
Based on what scraps I've read, it looks like the blame for this is already going to W&T Offshore, a Texas company. Odd coincidence with Petrobras in the news, though.
25 posted on 03/19/2011 10:13:49 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Brad's Gramma
SUPERMOON
26 posted on 03/19/2011 10:14:30 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: ltc8k6

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/oil_sheen_in_gulf_of_mexico_un.html


27 posted on 03/19/2011 10:15:22 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: Smokin' Joe

It’s supposed to be a 100 mile long spill.


28 posted on 03/19/2011 10:16:04 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: OldNewYork

Hugo is visiting Obummer in Rio. Having a Gay old time. While America needs a leader.


29 posted on 03/19/2011 10:18:44 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But I thought Brazil just got new deep water drilling rights in the Gulf? Obama? Soros? Rio? WT.. . Halliburton? BP? Libya? Cruise missiles? ME? Nuclear Power? Big Oil! How about Big Socialism?

Time to hit the rack. . .

30 posted on 03/19/2011 10:19:34 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: mountn man

That pretty much sums it up.


31 posted on 03/19/2011 10:20:12 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Multiple callers have reported that they have seen a huge sheen

Winning?

32 posted on 03/19/2011 10:21:02 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: yup2394871293

Maybe it is, but that end isn’t anywhere near the Macundo wellhead. I’ll wait for Coast Guard confirmation of the spill and its origins, thanks.


33 posted on 03/19/2011 10:21:06 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: tatown

I hope I did not offend anyone. This crap just gets to me at times.


34 posted on 03/19/2011 10:22:51 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nuclear apocalypse out, oil apocalypse in...


35 posted on 03/19/2011 10:23:23 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Husker24
Let's make it four ... ............... FRegards
36 posted on 03/19/2011 10:23:37 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Probably a good call.


37 posted on 03/19/2011 10:28:00 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/


38 posted on 03/19/2011 10:29:10 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: acoulterfan

I wouldn’t trust the NRDC very far.


39 posted on 03/19/2011 10:30:22 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone is trying hard, very hard to turn people against offshore drilling


40 posted on 03/19/2011 10:30:46 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (No blood for ($4 a gallon) oil!)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Didn’t offend me one bit. It was obvious that the ‘*’ was simply an after thought.


41 posted on 03/19/2011 10:33:10 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: smokingfrog

What is NRDC?


42 posted on 03/19/2011 10:34:14 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: acoulterfan
The NRDC was co-founded in 1970 by John Adams, Gus Speth, and a group of concerned law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement.
43 posted on 03/19/2011 10:40:01 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Did you see that photo in the article?

No but about 1 million barrels per year seep into the Gulf each year naturally.

44 posted on 03/19/2011 10:46:49 PM PDT by fso301
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe pipeline, producing platform, but not a drilling platform. Nobody drilling would try to get away with something like this. Could even be a boat being a little messy, accidentally or with a purpose.


45 posted on 03/19/2011 10:54:28 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama has to say he’s gotta go kick some ass again. Can’t he just eat his waffle?


46 posted on 03/19/2011 11:17:56 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It could be a black algae bloom. I seen one of those once from a helo and it sure looked like oil except it left no silver/rainbow sheen on the leading edges.


47 posted on 03/19/2011 11:27:23 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: the invisib1e hand; grey_whiskers
If it's another big leak like the last one, particularly if it's due to another wellhead that mysteriously failed, it screams sabotage. My money's on:

1) Russia
2) Iran
3) N. Korea
4) Obama

These jokers aren't just about hurting us a little, here and there, but totally bringing us to our knees, where a coup de grace would shortly follow. And they know their best bet is sometime during the next 22 months. The next 22 months is going to be pure hell.

48 posted on 03/19/2011 11:31:34 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Nailbiter; IncPen

There is moratorium on drilling in the Gulf, not possible to have spill.


49 posted on 03/19/2011 11:36:23 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: fso301

Natural seepage comes up gradually and makes a barely perceptable sheen on parts of the surface. By contrast this is a big spill as spills go.


50 posted on 03/19/2011 11:40:27 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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