Bacteria Devoured Methane Gas from Gulf Oil Spill, Scientists Say


By Brian Vastag
Washington Post Staf Writer
Thursday, January 6, 2011; 3:19 PM

Last August, just two days into a research cruise to study methane gas spewed into the Gulf of Mexico by the Deepwater Horizon gusher, Texas A&M University oceanographer John Kessler turned to one of his colleagues and said, “Well, it looks like it might be gone. What do you think?”

The huge wallop of methane burped up from deep inside the earth was, in fact, missing.

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