Gas is flared off on the Discovery Enterprise drilling ship which is collecting oil at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Gas is flared off on the Discovery Enterprise drilling ship which is collecting oil at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Charlie Riedel / AP
Gas is flared off on the Discovery Enterprise drilling ship which is collecting oil at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Charlie Riedel / AP

Scientists: BP's oil lingers, but bacteria ate natural gas

January 06, 2011 4:11 PM