June 19th, 2010
02:03 PM ET

BP oil collection interrupted

BP stopped recovering oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday night because of a problem aboard the drilling ship Discover Enterprise, said Ayla Kelley, spokesperson for the Deepwater Horizon Command Center. Oil collection stopped for 10 hours, resuming at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Filed under: Gulf Coast Oil Spill • U.S.
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  1. Nicole

    I honestly believe that this oil disaster is just the beginning of the end. We finally got more than we bargained for with fossil fuels. I wonder what the future now holds for humanity.

    June 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JJ

    Those relief wells are kicking gas. i hope we don't have another (or two) more wells that cannot be stopped.

    June 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frin

      Do you have a source for the relief wells kicking gas already? I would think they are not that close, yet.

      June 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven Brown

      As long as they don't make the same foolish error of trying to replace drilling mud with sea water, the relief wells should not blow out.

      June 19, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NoWai

    You are aware that boycotting BP doesn't hurt those responsible much at all, right? Who it DOES hurt are the small business owners here in America and British retirees that simply had BP stock in their retirement plan... many didn't even choose it, as many making retirement plans in America do not. Outrage is justified, but please aim it at the right people.

    June 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      Yep! Very well said!

      June 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • coastie97365

      If boycotting BP does not hurt the company but hurts small business in USA, then BP should give the small businesses that are affected compensation. BP caused the problem, and if you buy BP gas or products, then you are supporting them. BP should not charge the stations for any BP gas, then the stations could give that price cut (you would pay only taxes on the gas) to the customer. That way, BP is not profiting from the sale of gas, and the station owners are not hurt by a Boycott.
      If I was on the PR team for BP I would certainly be considering this tactic instead of blaming the consumer for not wanting to purchase products from the company responsible for the worst disaster that the US has seen (and may be the worst in the world soon). BP caused this problem, and should support the franchises that they issue.

      June 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thacaro

      coastie, you do realize that extra oil from any company, if they are unable to sell it can be sold on the open market? If you boycot BP and BP stations do not sell the oil, the same BP oil will be sold at your other gas stations when they need to purchase extra oil out on the open market because they do not pump enough of their own oil? Using oil at all is supporting the sale of BP's oil because at least some of that oil is going to come from BP if they can't sell it themselves. Therefore, boycotting BP only hurts the small business owners that run the BP station where you buy the gas. Never BP itself.

      June 19, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      coastie, you do not make big money, do you?

      June 20, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Nicole

    I'm surprised that this oil disaster hasn't affected the price of gas, cosmetics, and other oil based products. I sure hope that the cost of cosmetics doesn't rise though LOL! That'll suck!!

    June 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • macs

      Oh no, now you did it! You just jinxed us. Prices will probably be higher tomorrow now. Thanks....Just kidding.

      June 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      LOL! You're probably right macs...although I hope not. hahaha But yeah, I really hope that they do plug this leak soon...for all of our sake!

      June 19, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. R. Unger

    @Really7, That is true, but it was used to stop fires and not seal wells. I read that is was used to seal a few wells in Russia. They know a lot more about the geology there though as it was on land. Everything I have read said that a bomb would be a big mistake and just make the leak bigger. If you have a hole in the ground , do you blow it up to get rid of it? It seems logical that explosive make holes, not fill them in.

    June 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dr. Anthony Hayward

    Ther wuz a problam on the oil ship becaz we cudent git oyl pumped into big tank. Sam won did connect not pipe to tank on ship so oil spillt all in our tea and ruined big tea party we have on ship. I not sorry oil speel eny more becaz peeple at congress make me cry and my feeling hurt reel bad. Wee stop pumping oil now and just make shur ALL your pelikans are brown!!

    June 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. R. Unger

    We will donate all the proceeds from the collected oil to a wildlife rehabilitation fund. And now we will burn off all the oil we collect as we don't have the ships to get it to a refinery. Largest oil company does not have the ships? I have a bridge you can buy from me cheap, it's in Brooklyn.

    June 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nick Mendoza

    Oil Spill Problem Solved – Special Clamp and Tapered Tube Design – THE MELODY TUBE – Please see youtube clip – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAHFnhpPMC0

    June 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Eric Dessler

    Congratulations on killing the Gulf of Mexico for paper.

    June 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. max wendroff

    I like when Sara says, "Drill baby drill."

    June 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Moira Fite

    How many people does it take to watch a oil flow monitor? The rest of PB Oil Corporation employees (the worthless CEO to the custodian) should be be down in the Gulf of Mexico helping with the oil spill cleanup. If this is a real Team oriented organization it should be a team effort to clean and repair the damage.They need to shut down all the gas stations and concentrate on fixing the broken pipe.What is a barrel of Dawn dish washing soap selling for these days?

    June 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. R. Unger

    I am sure that lobbyists ruling Washington and PAC's ruling this government had nothing to do with our current problem. Add campaign finance reform maybe? Nope, just blame the people in the other party who are such idiots!.

    June 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • R. Unger

      This country is about 50% reps or dems, do you really think that 50% of Americans are idiots? I find that hard to believe.

      June 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. N. Nash

    The reality of it is they are trying their hardest. I dont think any one else could do a better job. Your talking about plugging a hole the size of a 4 story building that is way down at the bottom of the ocean.

    June 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • M. D.

      A four story building? I agree with you that they are doing their best and it's quite amazing what can be done by an ROV under a mile of water, but are you sure the hole is that big?

      June 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. R. Unger

    We went where few men have gone and now we are with-out a clue as to how to fix it. BP jumped out of a plane and then said" Oh my God, We need to invent the parachute quickly!" But the US government let them do it. Would the FAA let you fly in a plane that was untested? No. So would they expect some plans for an accident? Yep. Did the FAA accept billions of dollars from aircraft manufacturers? No. Maybe that is why planes are safe and offshore rigs are not.

    June 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
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