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Study: Microbes can’t remove all natural gas from Deepwater spill in Gulf - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

November 23, 2014

Study: Microbes can’t remove all natural gas from Deepwater spill in Gulf

Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 1:00 am

GALVESTON — Microbes that were expected to consume thousands of tons of methane gas released into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill instead slowed down and left much of the deadly gas in the water, according to researchers, including one from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

The findings pose questions about whether the methane gas — a greenhouse gas that can contribute to climate change — could find its way from the water into the air.

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