Another Oil Well Blows Off the Louisiana Coast!

The Times Picayune is reporting that a Houston based company, Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners, has taken responsibility for leaking Louisiana crude from a non-producing well that has contaminated Louisiana coastal beaches and wetlands and created a slick that spread for miles offshore.

The  newspaper earlier reported that state officials had fingered work being done to the Anglo-Suisse's non-producing oil well near Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River as the likely source, calling it a "well capping out of control."  Anglo Suisse Offshore Partners  released a statement last night confirming it was the source of the spill, but that it was "surprised" that its dormant well could have released that much oil, according to the paper. The Times Picayune reported the well was being capped for permanent abandonment and that the operators told the Coast Guard it had been leaking only small amounts of oil.

In three reports to the Coast Guard since Friday, the company had reported that less than 5 gallons of crude had escaped. But state Wildlife and Fisheries agents traced the oil to the Anglo-Suisse well at its Platform E facility on Monday afternoon and found a crew on a boat trying to close in the well with a remotely operated submarine.

National networks are also covering the story as incredulous residents are once again dealing with an oil threat that could damage this year's fishing and tourist seasons. Grand Isle shrimp buyer Dean Blanchard told MSNBC that fishermen had reported oil slicks were as large as 100 miles. "One guy said he was in it for 8 to 10 hours." See the MSNBC report here....

Posted: March 23, 2011 08:21 AM

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Comment by Jack Taber on March 25, 2011 at 4:24am
Susan, it will be the Great Cleansing alright. Please, everyone prepare now. Find and live in a safe location. Work on you basic skills, life with out electricity, gardening, food preservation,  or you too might very well become part of the cleansing.
Comment by Susan Donohue on March 25, 2011 at 2:55am
Petra, we feel the pain of the abuse of Mother Earth. It is time to cleanse of those who have no care or love for the nature we should be coexisting with in harmony and balance. Believe that in the longer term, the greater good will be served by the Great Cleansing to come.
Comment by Malou (Marie Louise) Geleff on March 24, 2011 at 11:22pm
you have got to be kidding me....
Comment by shams on March 24, 2011 at 9:00pm
petra... remember they cling to some hope that the zetas are wrong and the pole shift will be wack. they will get whats coming to them. both physically and mentally
Comment by Rick Rickster on March 24, 2011 at 7:21pm

BruceB,  the BP oil spill was the result of tectonic plate stress and so more rigs may start giving way within the stress zones.  This means less to do with the companies,  more to do with the ocean floors...good luck to them all...

"The problem started with a blowout, an industry term for an expanding methane gas bubble, which changes shape from a crystalline form to gaseous form as it rises from the cold seafloor, thus expanding within the pipe...."  

"There are several factors involved in the most recent oil rig blowout. One was the pressure the N American continent is under as it is pulled into a bow, the Aleutian Islands pulled toward the tip of Mexico, with the center of the bow at San Diego. We have mentioned this bow many times, and that the pressure will not be eased until the New Madrid slips. What does this do to rock layers, or any pool of oil or gas or water caught within those layers? Just as fault lines have many rock fingers that prevent a fault from adjusting smoothly, rock layers likewise cling to each other. Thus, liquid trapped between layers can come under pressure, and thus is more likely to blow out, the industry term for what occurred at the rig.

"Ironically, it was likely the awareness that the US would be suddenly put into an oil crisis by the pending pole shift, forced to rely upon domestic sources, that pushed the Obama administration into approving Gulf Oil drilling in the first place. Self-sufficiency is the mantra, and this includes domestic oil. Corners were cut, in an effort to expedite domestic oil production."

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