Coast Guard: This is definitely crude from the Gulf

Oil Washing Up on Shores Came From Gulf, Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm EDT:

… “This is definitely crude from the Gulf of Mexico,” said Capt. Jonathan Burton, who is based here and heads the U.S. Coast Guard’s response to the spill.

The crude began washing up on stretches of Louisiana’s shoreline late Saturday…

Mr. Burton told a press conference the oil appears to have hit the water fairly recently and there is “nothing to suggest” the oil came from BP’s spill last year.

Capt. Edwin Stanton, the head of the Coast Guard’s operations in New Orleans, said in a telephone interview that if the oil had come from the Deepwater Horizon, “we would expect it to be much more weathered.” …

Read the report here.

Spill reported off Grand Isle confirmed to be oil, Daily Comet, March 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm EDT:

After completing an aerial survey of the spill with Jefferson Parish John F. Young Jr. this afternoon, [Grand Isle Fire Chief Aubrey] Chiasson said they saw patches of “light- to moderate-weathered oil”

11 comments to Coast Guard: This is definitely crude from the Gulf

  • xdrfox

    4 days to find out it’s oil…
    God help us again !

    Did you check the fingerprint match data ?

    “if the oil had come from the Deepwater Horizon, “we would expect it to be much more weathered.” …

    Not if it’s leaking again !
    Or it’s been under cold water depths all winter !

    Why can’t they follow it to where it begins and they will be in the general location of the source ?
    Send down some ROV and take a look, of course they may know exactly where it’s coming from, so no hurry to tell the world !

  • xdrfox

    “we would expect it to be much more weathered.” …

    You boy’s expected a lot of stuff last year that turned out different then you expected and then HAD NO BACKUP PLAN !

    end of rant !

  • Jean

    xdrfox–You already said what I was thinking as I read this, before I got down to the comments.

    Glad to see that the Coast Guard finally figured out that it is oil, but they need to get out there and find out where it came from. Why are they so unwilling to blame this new oil on BP?

  • soozla

    ….they are unwilling to blame this new oil on BP due to complicity.

  • xdrfox

    Definition of COMPLICITY

    1: association or participation in or as if in a wrongful act
    2: an instance of complicity

    Examples of COMPLICITY

    There’s no proof of their complicity in the murder of the GOM.
    They acted with their leaders complicity.

  • xdrfox

    blushing, 2 links : |

  • xdrfox

    The incident comes at a time when the oil and gas industry is trying to convince regulators, politicians and the public that it can avoid a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which was the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, and should be allowed to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico’s deep waters.

  • xdrfox

    after oil companies were able to comply with more stringent safety guidelines and show that they could contain and clean up any spill.

    “Well someone Blew it !!!”

  • Insanity

    Put a camera on that Deepwater Horizon or indict the EPA. This is beyond criminal, they aren’t protecting the public anywhere.

    Also they profit from CAFR

    Now GO GET EM!!

  • If it’s not complicity, then it’s idiocy. Either one should merit the removal of these individuals from any office of leadership role in any organization, never to be seen or heard from again. You could share the Air Force Award with them. It’s called Murder! Put them under the Jail.

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