June 8th, 2010
11:06 AM ET

Live view of BP oil leak

BP has released a live feed of the oil leak to the public. Click on the photo below to see it.

We'll have more on the latest on the Gulf oil disaster tonight on AC360° at 10pm ET.

soundoff (126 Responses)

    In the light of Tony Hayward's firing as CEO of BP and being sent out to a remote oil rigging post in Russia, I raise my glass of Dom Perignon to say: "Bon Voyage and take your hard hat with you".

    July 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  2. Here4Truth

    Provide INFO on Hallieburton digging rig and Cheney de-regulating drilling in Gulf!!

    July 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  3. Tom O

    So who is getting paid to clean upo the Gulf? That seemed to be a secret. I saw P2S shirts on CNN of most of the crew. P2s is an oil plant maintenance company. They are owned by Fluor Daniels who is controlled by BHP which is a worldwide conglomerate of many industries and has offices in Houston, London, Canada, etc etc. I am having problems finding out who they actually are. Can anyone help?

    July 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
  4. wendy lee

    Anderson, please cover extensively the long time stories regarding the Nigerian oil distasters.
    Nigeria has suffered over the past 30 years.These oil spills have devestated the country much worse than the gulf (if that is possible). No one has cared or payed any attention to the destroyed environment, destroyed health of Nigerians, and economic damage in Nigeria.
    What affects the planet affects us all.
    The Nigerian government crooks should be tried in an international court for the death and destruction of the environment, and the well being and livelyhood of their own people.
    The Oil companies are fully aware that the money they pay to the Nigerians and the lack of environmental controls has destroyed the country.
    Greed rules.
    Wildlife genocide.
    The death sentence that the Nigerian crooked government and greedy oil companies has given the Nigerian people (in exchange for the billions they stole from their people) should be punished by international community.

    July 25, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  5. george

    Hey Anderson
    Weve all seen the wildlife of the Gulf covered in Oil etc. How about some pictures of the Wildlife affected by the Iowa damn colllapse?
    Lets see some pictures of all the Wildlife thats been displaced, drowned and how their habitat has been destroyed!! let get to the bottom of who built this damn and what regulations they did or didnt follow throught. Wheres the Governments response? where are the
    procedures that were or werent followed. One catasrophe isnt any different than another. Whos the scapegoat in Iowa? Why arent you and your collegues in Iowa? we need answeres. Keep them Honest Anderson....

    July 24, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  6. george

    Time to change your location to Iowa, where the damn has collapsed, who built the damn, whos responsible , whos feet are you going to hold to the fire. Oh wait, Its not the whipping boy BP!
    Keep em honest anderson.

    July 24, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  7. Dana

    PLEASE look at the connections here to the movie "Gasland" and Halliburton's 83% profit (posted this week)......thanks to their ability to fracture the earth to drill for natural gas.....it is contaminating our water supply!!!!!!!!

    Please please please look at this before it is too late for millions of Americans.....HBO is running Gasland again this weekend.....

    Or call Rep DeGette's office and find out how you can help

    July 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  8. john

    In relation to the oil spill, in my opinion, the govermentell Dep. that issued the contract should share the blame.
    It is not always about jobs. But it is always about trust. Goverment Deparments should always do thorough background checks on companys that are not up front, before issuing any contracts.
    Remember fools wander where angles fear to tred.
    The facts always speek for themselves, and they speek clearly here.

    July 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  9. carl larson

    Dear Mr Cooper:

    With all the news coverage of the oil spill cleanup, I have seen nothing more about the following-– What happened to Kevin Kostner's Oil Extraction Machines that were fully tested and then ordered by BP? Not one word have I heard about it for more than three weeks. I find it hard to understand how these machines could just fade away with no further information about them. If you know of anything I wish you would please inform the public on your nightly 360 program.
    PS You are doing a great job of keeping BP's feet to the fire nightly.

    July 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  10. Jane L

    Thank you so much for keeping this story on the front lines. Our Gulf Coast and the Gulf Coast residents have been devastated by this national disaster. Our coastlines have been destroyed, our Gulf is a dead-zone for marine life, our economy shattered, and our health is being threatened.

    Many people around the country, I'm sure, assume once the gushing oil stopped the crisis was over...You know as well as most of the Gulf Coast residents this crisis is far from being over. It will be years and years before we will see an end to our ravaged area.

    I can only hope that our government and President will never again show such a complete lack of leadership and the failure to act swiftly to prevent a catastrophic event such as this one.

    Again Thank you for your diligence and an outstanding broadcast.

    July 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  11. Cozzens

    I saw the leak today.. These things, under 6000 plus, have a way of becoming large.. I think they need to get this thing on production right away to lower that pressure.. if not, the may have a chapagna cork coming to surface.. They also need to lower the pressure to do the intervention with the other wells. while the weather is good, they should be hustling to get this well put to bed.. Well bore information is not going to be that valuable if they have another blow out..

    July 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
  12. Gary

    I watched the local news on the 7/19 and they said conditions at Panama City Beach were great so I went down.While I was there I saw tar in the water and 4 dead fish floated onto the beach.The BP people walked by on numerous ocassions and did not pick them up.I don't want to be long winded so I'll just let you know I took Pictures.

    July 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  13. Brandon

    So when can we see some real video? I don't buy that this video is real. There's what appears to be grass floating around in it. The gulf is continuing to fill with oil and I'm expected to believe that the area around the BOP is clear and has clean anything floating around it? This is ridiculous.

    When will the politics and greed end and the truth start coming out?

    July 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  14. John Carson

    Seems to me that any physics major given the amount of pressure, the size of the bore, and the viscosity of the liquid, could figure the volume of the flow.

    July 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm |
  15. Brette A.

    I have pictures of BP oil cleanup in Navarre, Beach; but have no clue how to post them. I took a picture with one of the cleanup workers at night and a picture of them sifting the sand and the workers said all the seaweed is contaminated, and if you dig deep in the sand youll find layers of oil!

    July 18, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  16. Srikar Meduri

    Now that the cap is holding up good in the GoM, BP should evaluate Oilzapper – that can reclaim vast tracts of farmland contaminated by crude leaking from pipelines or oily sludge coming out of other installations. Using bacteria to clean up an oil slick is called bioremediation and is practised in many parts of the world. But the Indian formulation is unique as it eats up all four layers of crude - waxy element or saturated hydrocarbons, aromatic component or benzene compounds, NSO (compounds of nitrogen and sulphur) and asphaltene or tar. And unlike other formulations, Oilzapper can work in temperatures ranging from 8-40 degrees Celsius.
    It may take many months and years to clean up, but there definitely is light at the end of the tunnel when we look at these recovery options.

    July 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  17. Billy

    How to Keep the drilling moratorium in place and put the oil rig workers back to work.
    Mandate that relief wells are drilled for all existing wells in the Gulf. This will put all the workers and than some back to work. Wow maybe this is something that the Republicans and Democrats can actually agree on. The only people that do not want relief wells are the oil companies.
    Thanks for your time.

    July 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  18. adam carter

    My only question is what will happen if the methane gas that is present continues to leak in to the gulf? Are all of the people that live on the gulf in danger of a major explosion? And what are the health hazards of continuous exposure? Why isnt anyone talking about this? Is it true that they drilled into one of the largest methane deposits on the earth? Did our govt. know this?I think someone should address this. I live in Santa Rosa Beach Floirida. Do i need to be prepared to move my family to avoid any health issues?

    July 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  19. roiroger

    One benefit arrived from the capping of the oil leak–maybe AC can get a break and return to NYC. I think by now everyone knows there's a leak in the Gulf of Mexico but to hear the same old same old every night gets a bit tedious. Find something else we can keep count on–maybe the days to the November elections and the–CHANGE we were promised!!!

    July 16, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  20. World Sea Life Foundation

    Anderson – Love your passion and what your doing.
    I hate to admit I'm on routing for BP, only in the fact that I really, really, hope this works. Although I'm not as optimistic as others.

    July 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  21. Bob

    Enough Already Anderson!

    We know you hate BP and they won't talk to you. PLease don't burn 10 minutes of time everynight venting about BP...TELL US WHAT IS GOING ON!

    Nobody cares that BP won't talk to you.

    Get back to actually reporting the story and try to do it in an unbiased matter.

    July 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm |
  22. Terry

    BP has started test again what i want to know is what happens when the down hole pressure is greater than b.o.p max which is 15000 psi same as relief wells will be they are talking 8000 to 9000 psi the flex joint only rated around 6000 psi and down hole pressure could be way higher

    July 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  23. David

    Anderson – Love your work.
    You talk about having a narrator for the video stream. How about – You find someone who knows what the equipment down there is and does. Every night you could have a 5 minute recap of the video from that day and he/she could give opinion about what knob was turned – why – etc.
    It would be un-authorized but the best we could do until BP provides better.

    July 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  24. Carl

    How about a related story about where and how the collected oil from absorption booms and beach crews is being handled? How much of the spill (overall) can be processed. I suspect it's a drop in the proverbial 'barrel', but I am interested in the disposal of oil captured by hand.

    July 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm |

    I have a question. After all this oil comes out from underground, there must be a big void created. What fills this void if anything? What would happen if there was an earthquake that effected this void?

    July 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  26. cj miller

    How would the status of BP's access to the Deep Horizon formation change should the blown out well be capped permenently? If the well would contain the upper pressure peak of 9000 psi (full well pressure) then a new top kill procedure would work. The addition of the new BOP containment stack would serve as an unbreakable top kill bridge. The earlier junk shot top kill failed when the bridge collapsed under containment pressure. If this approach were initiated it would perminently seal the well in but BP would loose access to the formation and is potential income. Draw your own conclusion!

    July 15, 2010 at 11:39 am |
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