By David Hammer, The Times-Picayune

A Houston-based oil company has accepted responsibility for a mysterious spill near Grand Isle, although it says it remains “surprised” that what it thought was a minor discharge from a long dormant well could have produced miles-long slicks.

Several hours after The Times-Picayune broke the story that state agents had traced the oil back to a well operated by Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners, the Houston-based company put out a statement late Tuesday night.

It acknowledged that it was informed by the Coast Guard that it may be responsible for the spill, which has sent emulsified oil onto Louisiana shores yet again.




  1. msbpodcast says:

    What? No biodiesel jokes?

    I must admit “emulsified oil sounds like the FDA should be involved.

    Just when you thought Gulf shrimp and fish might have been safe to eat again…

  2. Dallas says:

    Fine them $200Million for the “whoopsie” and actual cleanup costs.

  3. msbpodcast says:

    In #2 Dallas said:Fine them $200Million for the “whoopsie” and actual cleanup costs.

    What are you a left-leaning, tree-hugging, bear-feeding commie pinko fag?

    This is ‘Merica buddy.

    My advice: Use the oil to deep-fry your catch, or if it catches fire, use it to cook your catch (birds, snakes, ‘gators, shrimp, fish, small children, whatever you’ve dredge up in your net.)

  4. deowll says:

    You can’t just cap ‘em and forget ‘em. You have to plug ‘em and that costs money. This is going to cost money.

    Of course this sounds like their might still be a significant reservoir of oil down there.

    The company was smart not to argue because they were already nailed.

  5. KD Martin says:

    Here’s the story before the suspects came clean.

    Days after observers spotted a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, no one in a position of power seems to yet know where it’s coming from. So far, official reports are sketchy and contradictory, as New Orleans Time-Picayune reporter Mark Schleifstein notes in reviewing a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.

  6. smartalix says:

    F*ck the environment, we have profits to think of!