BP just loves investigating sightings of oil in the Gulf of Mexico so much that they’ve decided to look at this one Pro bono:
LONDON — A new oil sheen has been found in the Gulf of Mexico, although oil giant BP said Thursday the discovery had nothing to do with its operations and was far from the site of its disaster-hit Macondo well.
BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said the company had sent several mini-submersibles into the water over the weekend to investigate the source of the sheen — a shiny coating that floats on the surface of the water which could come from leaked or spilled oil — but had concluded “that it couldn’t have been from anything of ours.”
[BP Spokesman Daren] Beaudo, asked to estimate the distance between the sheen and the Macondo well, said he believed it was far away.
“We’re talking 10s of miles (kilometers) if not further,” he said.
Yeah, “10s” of miles is pretty darn far away for leaking oil to go! The Deepwater Horizon rig is only 40 miles away from the Louisiana coastline and we all know that nothing came of that… er.. I mean only affected over 1000 miles of American shoreline.
Now in BP’s defense there are about 4,000 other active oil and gas platforms and 27,000 abandoned wells in the Gulf of Mexico that are
leaking sealed properly and biding their time with dead fish. Surely it could be another company’s well!