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Subject BP Gulf Oil Gusher: Methane, Climate & Dead Zones
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BP Gulf Oil Gusher: Methane, Climate & Dead Zones
Sunday, July 11, 2010
By Paul Martin
DK Matai
Market Oracle
Jul 11, 2010

As much as one million times the normal level of methane is showing up near the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher, enough potentially to create dead zones in the water. “These are higher levels than we have ever seen at any other location in the ocean itself,” according to sources cited by Reuters. The “flow team” of the US Geological Survey estimates that 2,900 cubic feet of natural gas, which primarily contains methane, is being released into the Gulf waters with every barrel of oil.
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