Gulf of Mexico oil spill contained
WASHINGTON, DC, October 17, 2017 – Oil has stopped spilling from a fractured pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico that could be the most significant release in the US since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, international media reported on Monday.
Between 7,950 and 9,350 barrels of crude flowed from the Delta House facility in Mississippi Canyon Block 209 on Friday, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement told reporters.
“The previously reported sheens have dissipated and there continues to be no detection of potentially related oil on the surface, as confirmed by multiple flyovers since Friday night,” Rick Fowler, vice-president of deepwater projects at operator LLOG Exploration Company told Reuters on Monday.
“The fractured jumper will be recovered and a complete diagnostic will be performed. LLOG will not speculate on the cause of the fracture until that work is complete,” Fowler added.
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