Oil Blowout Oceanographer: “Astonishingly high” methane levels “approach a million times above” normal

Methane in Gulf “astonishingly high”: U.S. scientist, Reuters, June 22, 2010:

As much as 1 million times the normal level of methane gas has been found in some regions near the Gulf …

Texas A&M University oceanography professor John Kessler, just back from a 10-day research expedition near the BP Plc oil spill in the gulf, says methane gas levels in some areas are “astonishingly high. …  100,000 times higher than normal. “We saw them approach a million times above background concentrations” in some areas, Kessler said. … “What is it going to look like two months down the road, six months down the road, two years down the road?” he asked.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65L6IA20100622

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