*JUST IN* Feds confirm Methane seeping from at least 2 places in seafloor; At 100-200 meters & 3 KILOMETERS from well (VIDEO)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
By Paul Martin

July 19th, 2010

Allen gets fuzzy: “There are some indications the seepage 3km away may not be related to this well”

National Incident Commander Thad Allen, Press Conference, July 19, 2010 at 5:10 p.m. EDT:

Rush Transcript Excerpts, starts 2:00 minutes in

There have been three general areas of anomalies detected since the 17th of July…

First was seepage located 3 nautical miles from wellhead, we do not believe related to Macondo well, but doing tests…

We also have picked up some anomalies within several hundred meters of the wellhead itself… continuing to take a look at that and what that might portend…

Finally, we do have some bubbles that have arisen around the base of the legacy blowout preventer… overnight we established leakage in the capping stack itself. …

Leakage occurring in flange, and hydrate formation on the capping stack. Do not know, do not believe this is consequential at this time. …

So we have the things we’re seeing:

– Right around the capping stack.
– A couple of anomalies detected 100-200 meters around the well.
– And then the anomaly detected on the 17th of July out to 3km [said 3 nautical miles originally].

No indication at this time that this is any indication of a significant problem in the well bore, but we are running these anomalies down.

There are some indications the seepage 3km away may not be related to this well. …

In closer to the well we are taking samples of the gas itself, traces of methane have been found near the base of the blowout preventer.

With Video…HERE

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