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Wed Apr 11, 2012, 06:58 PM

Shell reports oil sheen in central Gulf

Source: Fuel Fix

Federal officials are investigating reports of a light oil sheen in the central portion of the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell Oil reported the light sheen to the government’s National Response Center Wednesday, but said in a statement that the company had “no current indication” that it originates from the firm’s nearby wells. The source of the sheen is unclear.

The sheen is located between two existing oil production sites — the Mars and Ursa projects — about 130 miles southeast of New Orleans. Shell operates both projects, but BP has a working interest in the Mars field. BP, Exxon Mobil Corp., and ConocoPhillips each have working interests in the Ursa project.

Shell said in its statement that it has mobilized an oil spill skimming ship — the Marine Spill Response Corp.’s Louisiana Responder – “out of prudent caution.”



Read more: http://fuelfix.com/blog/2012/04/11/shell-reports-oil-sheen-in-central-gulf/

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bathroommonkey76 Apr 2012 OP
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2012 #1
liberal N proud Apr 2012 #2
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2012 #3
liberal N proud Apr 2012 #7
ashling Apr 2012 #4
sakabatou Apr 2012 #5
Fearless Apr 2012 #6
cuncator Apr 2012 #8
BeHereNow Apr 2012 #9
lonestarnot Apr 2012 #10
kentauros Apr 2012 #11
tawadi Apr 2012 #12
Uncle Joe Apr 2012 #13

Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 07:07 PM

1. From Reuters:



Oil sheen in Gulf of Mexico triggers spill response-Shell - Reuters


(Reuters) - An oil sheen spotted near Royal Dutch Shell platforms in the central Gulf of Mexico has caused the company to send a spill response vessel and seek aircraft overflights, a Shell spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

The source of the one-mile by 10-mile sheen between Shell's Mars and Ursa projects is unknown and not linked to the facilities, but Shell is responding "proactively," a company statement said.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/04/11/oil-spill-gulf-idUKL2E8FBNWN20120411

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 07:17 PM

2. Between two existing oil production sites, but it can't be confirmed it from those wells?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 07:19 PM

3. It sounds like the first statement BP threw out there a few years ago. nt

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 10:21 PM

7. Boilerplate response

I didn't do it remarks.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 07:23 PM

4. Here we go again

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 07:33 PM

5. Oh great, just what the Gulf really needs...

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 09:23 PM

6. Wait you mean oil floats on water???!!

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Response to Fearless (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 10:56 PM

8. Yeah...

Until you spray Corexit all over the damn place.

Man I miss Fishgrease on DailyKOS.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:28 PM

9. One day, there will be nothing left alive in the oceans...

or thanks to fracking, any other water on the planet.

Think the BFEE will share some of their aquifer in Paraguay with the rest of us?

Maybe someone should start fracking near the Bush Ranch in Paraguay and see
how they feel about their water supply being poisoned.

We are so screwed as far as the future and planet are concerned.

Naturally, the 1% are making their preparations and will be fine.
The rest of us, not so much.

BHN

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:39 PM

10. So more black death is spewing from somewhere, no one knows where and Mars and Ursa, what are those?

Deep water drilling projects?

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:33 AM

11. Mars-Ursa is the name of the production field.

"Mars" is also the name of one of Shell's offshore platforms. They often name them for the field where they have their offshore lease.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offshore_oil_and_gas_in_the_United_States

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:53 AM

12. CNN reported this in CNNMoney

http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/12/news/companies/shell-oil

This mindset is part of the problem.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:54 AM

13. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, bathroommonkey.

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