Your Positive News Line Of The Day

We’ve got our best men on it, folks

NEW ORLEANS – Oil from BP’s blown out well is again seeping into the Gulf of Mexico, but this time, more slowly and scientists aren’t convinced the cap that stopped the flow last week is making things worse.

Gosh, that’s reassuring.

I guess.

Ever since the cap was used to bottle up the oil last week, engineers have been watching underwater cameras and monitoring pressure and seismic readings to see whether the well would hold or spring a new leak, perhaps one that could rupture the sea floor and make the disaster even worse.

Worse? How could it possibly get worse?

BP and the government are still trying to understand why pressure readings from the well are lower than expected. Allen offered two possible explanations: The reservoir the oil is gushing from is dwindling, or there is an undiscovered leak somewhere down in the well.

There’s that “lower than expected” line again.

We seem to be hearing that a lot these days.

3 Responses to “Your Positive News Line Of The Day”

  1. Rob says:

    It’s only a flesh wound.

  2. Teresa says:

    Never ever ask how something could be worse. Really. It’s a rule I try to keep in mind at all times. heh.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    Especially if you live NOWHERE NEAR the affected zone, thanks for nothing, dork.

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