Oil ‘covering’ sinkhole area? (PHOTO)

Published: October 10th, 2012 at 11:49 am ET


Title: 6:30 a.m. DNR News Release
Source: Dept. of Natural Resources
Date: Oct. 10, 2012
Emphasis Added

Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh said today that detailed, comparative analysis has revealed that the liquid hydrocarbon from the failed Texas Brine cavern and samples from the nearby sinkhole/slurry area strongly indicate that both are naturally occurring crude oil and not diesel – likely from the same underground source.

Experts theorized that early analysis of the substance coating the surface of the sinkhole/slurry area showed it could be a “diesel-range” hydrocarbon – meaning it contains some of the same hydrocarbons as refined diesel fuel; however, that classification has now been ruled out.

October 4, 2012


“While our ongoing review of operational records on the Napoleonville Salt Dome has not shown one single underground source known to contain enough diesel fuel to cover the sinkhole/slurry area, an underground oil-and-gas formation could easily account for the amounts found on the sinkhole/slurry area surface and in the cavern.”

Perhaps we’ll find out why no flyover footage was posted on Monday. “The flyover schedule remains on Mondays & Thursdays” –Source, Oct. 2

Here’s the latest aerial footage from Thursday Oct. 4

Published: October 10th, 2012 at 11:49 am ET


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12 comments to Oil ‘covering’ sinkhole area? (PHOTO)

  • If you have 2 people running for president but neither 1 is speaking about this or getting involved in a public manner, say a lot about the leadership being elected.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi NuNationsUnity

      Either one is talking about this or Fukushima..Funny the debates are only between two parties when there is more than two people running.

    • vivvi

      There isnt a lot you can say about the two clowns running for president. If people were given the option of voting for a dead cat as a third option, it would win. I am hearing that virtually everybody HATES these two puppets, with good reason. Neither one of them will say a word about this disaster, they are too busy kissing nutty-yahoo's ass and beating war drums. I wouldn't vote for either one of them. Makes no difference which one wins, we are screwed either way.

  • jec jec

    Assumption Parish Blog: the "fingerprint" of the crude oil tests will be available the week of Oct 15th. What is important is what is NOT said in all the reports..as they have already released that the materials are NOT from the local natural gas caverns..the butane, etc. So no mention of the "formation" crude deposit–is it MC 252? Thats the question. And of course the good news..some of the bubbling gases are "swamp Gas"..now what has cause them to suddenly bubble?-your guess is as good as mine~

  • Holland Holland

    Can someone tell me if this is a plausible scenario? (see youtubelink) Sounds plausible but what do i know. 🙂 These days it's hard to keep fact from fiction.

    New Madrid, Sinkholes, Gas Fracking, Oil Drilling in Gulf of Mexico

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Part of the commentary below this video:

      "The threat of a methane gas explosion in the Gulf has been attributed to fear mongering. Is there any evidence to these claims? Robotic submarines are returning some very alarming video footage of methane gas hazards.
      Cracks and fissures are opening up on the sea floor over an area of several miles. A number of "pock marks" have appeared on the sea floor as far as 20 miles away from the original Macondo blow out. Oil and methane gas is escaping from areas that have never even been drilled.

      "Frighteningly, these fissures appear to be growing and connecting with each other. The methane pock marks are growing in size. Even worse, the weakened sea floor is being heaved up into a massive, fracturing, mound. A geological time bomb, previously locked away under miles of rock, has been disturbed. Evidence is pointing to the very grim possibility that a methane gas bubble, 15 to 20 miles in diameter, could indeed rupture the sea floor and escape with unimaginable violence.

      "John Kessler of Texas A & M University, said "This is the most vigorous methane eruption in modern history". The oil contains 40% methane – much higher than the usual 5%. The USGS claims that 2,900 cubic feet of gas is accompanying each barrel of oil from the well – also much higher than usual…."

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        anne, this is truly alarming. And perhaps the plot for a gripping sifi movie, should these fears not come to pass in the near future. But, personally, if I owned property on the Gulf Coast, I would sell it in a hurry, and go elsewhere. I have friends in Florida I worry about. When this thing goes up, it will be gigantic. I suppose the ignition point will be the flare offs on a drilling rig in the area. Can somebody reading this who is connected with crews out on the rigs please tell us what they are hearing? And can you please send us a warning when your rig is suddenly evacuated from your smartphone? Many thanks! Good luck to us all!

        BTW, BP is over their collapsed rig with a minisub to take a look at what's going on under that oil slick. We should have news or videos soon.

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        Maybe everything got real loose in the rock formation from the underground nuclear detonations you posted about not too long ago they did to free up gas in that region? It was a while ago in human time, but not much in geological time. Now with global warming thawing the frozen methane layer there and years of drilling, now the deep oil and gas drilling, plus the fracking and maybe, just maybe intentionally widening cracks in the earth actually result in widening cracks in the earth.

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        Anne, this is just plain scary. It's starting to remind me of the volcano flick with Linda Hamilton and Pierce Brosnan! Dante's Peak?

  • markww markww

    Thanks Anne for the expanded Information


  • markww markww

    Here is a video as to the 100,000 psi under the gulf and talking about cracks on top of the gulf floor horendous gas explosion mt saint helens underwater that would blast out of the Gulf and Tidal waves 600 MPH across the Gulf