Bacteria Ate Mostly Gas, Not Oil In BP Spill

09/16/2010 07:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bacteria that attacked the plumes of oil and gas from the Deepwater Horizon gusher in the Gulf of Mexico mainly digested natural gas spewing from the wellhead -- propane, ethane and butane -- rather than oil, according to a study published in the journal Science.

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