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BP Rig Not the Only One Leaking Oil in Gulf

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:07 pm

CBSNews.com wrote:BP Rig Not the Only One Leaking Oil in Gulf
June 8, 2010

(CBS) Not all of the millions of gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico are coming from the blown-out well damaged by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig.

Instead, some of the oil is leaking from a nearby drilling rig named the Ocean Saratoga, the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register newspaper reports.

That rig has been leaking since at least April 30, 10 days after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 oil workers. Federal officials cited the Ocean Saratoga leak in a trajectory map for oil washing ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill, the newspaper reported.

Federal officials didn't respond to the newspaper's request for comment, and officials from Ocean Saratoga's owner, Diamond Offshore, referred the newspaper's questions to Taylor Energy Co., which owns the well. Taylor Energy also didn't respond to the newspaper's request for comment.

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry was asked about the Ocean Saratoga at a May 17 press conference, and she responded then that she was unaware of another rig leaking in the Gulf, the newspaper reported. The newspaper didn't find any other mentions of the leak in federal documents.

The newspaper cited the website SkyTruth.org as the first organization to report the leak. The website posted satellite pictures of a 10-mile-long slick visible near the Ocean Saratoga rig.

Here's hoping it's an itty bitty leak :-/
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Re: BP Rig Not the Only One Leaking Oil in Gulf

Postby Tavish » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:09 pm

I wonder how that will affect the odds?

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