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The following is a summary of the daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). We will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this data suggests otherwise.

It is important to note that these reports of daily oil discoveries come at a time when BP is attempting to renege on its oft-stated “Commitment to the Gulf.” The company is repudiating the Contract it made with area businesses and individuals that compensates them for economic losses associated with BP’s spill.

Now BP claims that it is the victim. You be the judge.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Oiling Report for Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Today FDEP personnel conducted post-response monitoring surveys along Escambia County, Florida beaches, with an emphasis from Langdon Beach to the ranger station at Fort Pickens. The surveys only covered approximately 500 yards of shoreline.

Numerous Surface Residue Balls (SRBs) were found throughout the area. These hardened balls are often filled with deadly, flesh-eating bacteria. Do not handle without protective gloves.

Today’s findings indicate that oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill can still be found.  The survey team was not able to collect all SRBs in the area.

A total of 307 SRBs and 2 Surface Residue Patties (larger than SRBs) were collected during the survey, amounting to five pounds of Deepwater Horizon oil product removed from only 500 yards of beach today. This is an extraordinary amount for such a small area, particularly considering that we are approaching the four year anniversary of the spill.

See below for images of some of today’s collected oil.

January 7, 2014 BP Oil - SRP Sample
Surface residue patties found along Escambia County, FL beach, January 7, 2014.


January 7, 2014 BP Oil - SRB Sample
Portion of BP Oil collected January 7, 2014 on Escambia County, Florida beaches. These hardened balls are often filled with deadly, flesh-eating bacteria. Do not handle without protective gloves.


 Click to see prior beach reports


  1. Gravatar for charles hughes

    I can t believe they can back out of the original deal. they agreed to it they wouldn t let anybody else back out of signed deal . at 3.30 dollar gas it want take long to get it back.

  2. Gravatar for Tom Young

    Thanks for commenting Charles. If BP had kept its word with the people of the Gulf, the company would have won over tens of thousands of new customers willing to drive past the Chevron, Exxon, etc to buy their fuel at a BP station. That goodwill, combined with $3.30 gas, would have amounted to a nice profit. Alas, the opposite will now occur.

  3. Gravatar for Eric

    I went to get gas last weekend at the station in front of my local grocery store. As I started to pull in, I noticed the "BP Logo" on the station. I promptly turned my car around and drove 2 miles up the road to a non BP station. BP has forever lost my business, not because of the spill, but because of how they have reacted most recently with their strong arm appeal tactics of the agreement that they crafted. An agreement that already screwed many legitimate claimants out of their claims, but now they chose to take it further... Good job at losing ALL of my future business and hopefully that of most every other American consumer!

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