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  • BNET, Monday, August 29, 2011 11 AM
British Petroleum is going to have to crank up the damage-control machine again. Readers may have caught wind of a new leak in the Gulf of Mexico and BP's response that the oil isn't from BP. It appears, unfortunately, that the source is the very Deepwater Horizon site that blew out last year. Staff of the Alabama Press-Register collected samples of the oil about a mile from the sealed well site earlier this week. Chemists at Louisiana State University typecast the crude.

"After examining the data, I think it's a dead ringer for the MC252 oil, as good as a match I've seen. My guess is that it is probably from the broken riser pipe or sunken platform ... however, it should be confirmed, just to make sure there is no leak from the plugged well," wrote one of the chemists. BP says it's not true.



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