Ha, your posts are truly an awesome display of knowledge. Hammering out the inconsistencies of the summary with breath taking facts that you possess about this specific place and this guy's attempts to learn about this area.
Oh wait, no you state nothing definitely anywhere in your couple of rants, peppering your insightful views with "probably", "perhaps", and then directly making up some self serving fact to support your early morning mental meltdown (e-mailed the geologist blah blah blah... wow, you have some nads to call someone credulous, you're the epitome of credulous... making shit up to support your own fact deficient rants).
As far as I can tell, the poster went to a professional to get some understanding of the area, professional says it's probably a sink hole, he later finds some rocks that he doesn't recognize, he posts to Slashdot for some insight (you know, part of a path to knowledge), and you direct him to an image of the moon and ramblings of migrating Mayans.
I think I'll stick with the guy on the early path to rock knowledge... you sir, scare me.
3.3 million barrels over 8 months is 412,500* barrels a month. The Deepwater Horizon spill is spewing more than that every 2 months.
60k barrels * 30 days = 1.8 million barrels
Adjusted that for you in case someone was going to use the math.
Where's the Southpark crew when you need them? And I hate you for getting that tune stuck in my head!