NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of gallons more oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after an undersea robot bumped a venting system and forced BP to remove a cap that had been containing some of the crude.
When the robot bumped the system, gas rose through the vent that carries warm water down to prevent ice-like crystals from forming in the cap, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said.
Sure. I believe that. The robot “bumped” the venting system. Right. That robot was trying to destroy us!
Seriously, take a look at the widget video — the oil is now gushing at an alarmingly powerful rate. And it’s orange for some reason. Did they tap into a reserve of sherbet?