Skip to comments.(over 750) Gulf boats having trouble finding any oil: US official
Posted on 07/21/2010 10:50:55 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) Some 750 boats drafted in to scoop up oil from the Gulf of Mexico are having "trouble" finding any crude in the sea, a top US official said Wednesday, almost a week after a busted well was capped.
"We are starting to have trouble finding oil," US pointman Admiral Thad Allen, who is in charge of handling the government's response, told reporters.
The boats, which have been drafted in to skim oil off the surface of the Gulf, are "really having to search for the oil in some cases" around the area of the capped well, he added.
According to official US government figures, more than 270,000 barrels of oil (11.3 million gallons) have been burned in controlled operations since the start of the spill in April.
That is more than all the crude that spilled into the seas off Alaska in the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989.
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Uhhh.. take the cap off..
Don't want all them boats going to waste,, like this crisis.
Oh noes!! No OIL??? Wha-whatever will we dooooo????
what happened to the photo’s and videos of oil washing up and the ducks etc having oil on them?
Why did the Govt and BP do a blackout and a no go zone?
Unemployment goes up! :)
Try over in the Gulf, not in the Finger Lakes.
Hmmm, related to Obozo refusing to allow any “journalists” close enough to take photos of the “oil mess”?
...large portions of it are heading around the tip of Florida....
more than 270,000 barrels of oil (11.3 million gallons) have been burned in controlled operations since the start of the spill in April.
I’m sure they are getting paid by the hour and not by the barrel recovered....I’m sure they are searching hard...more like idling around saving money on fuel costs and equipment wear and tear.
What about the chinee? In chinaland, they got oil soaked PEEEpool. Schmawllll peepool, put peepoool nonetheless.
Sounds like good news to me.
Tell them to expand their search and get away from the Well.....
In asn article on the CNBC website on Monday they had a graphic showing that if the Gulf of Mexico was the equivalent in volume to the Cowboy’s new Texas Stadium the amout of oil spilled would equal a 24 oz. can of beer. Between burn-off and evaporation much of the original leak will never be accounted for.
Yeah, figure a 3 knot current and oil rising from 5000 feet down
Have them look 10 miles downcurrent.
*WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER*
I think his holy day is Friday....
talked to one guy who was on a business trip to the MS/AL area last week saying the beaches he saw and heard of are clean and free of oil.
is that true up and down the coastline??
Some poster has made the calculations that the total volume of oil spill would fill a cube a about 400’X400’X400’. That’s using 7.2 gallons of crude per cubic foot. A foot ball field expanded to 400’ ft each way.. That’s a lot of oil gathered in one location but in terms of the entire gulf it is a small amount. However the areas that get it on them are devastated for a long time.
Dispersants have moved the oil from a 2-D surface to a 3-D volume. NOAA finds “oil plumes” 1,000 to 2,000 feet deep that have maximum concentrations of 1-2 PPM. This would be legal for drinking in fresh water. Most of the oil is trapped in a giant eddy. Long before any of it gets picked up in the loop current and swings around Florida it will only be measurable in Parts per Billion.
Look on the beaches.
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