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WASHINGTON - The seepage feared to be linked to BP's crucial well test in the Gulf of Mexico is three kilometers (1.9 miles) away from the actual wellhead, the White House said Monday.
The U.S. government earlier authorized BP to keep the busted well shut in for another 24 hours despite the mysterious seepage and other anomalies that could indicate the wellbore below the seabed is damaged and leaking.
Measuring devices on BP's cap have given steadily increasing high-pressure readings since tests began Thursday, indicating there are no major leaks in the wellbore.
Originally posted by tsurfer2000h
reply to post by DragonFire1024
Nice find. I don't know if it is just me, but the feed on the BP site is down. Have you or anyone else noticed this today? Either way this is getting even stranger now that the gov't has finally admitted there are other problems with this capped well.
Originally posted by Nomad451
BP says seepage unrelated to blown Gulf wellText
So far this is just looking like one of the many natural seeps from the ocean floor in the GOM.
Best to keep our eyes on it, but definitely NOT the supposed oil volcano hole Matt Simmons has been referring to, if it even exists