Oil well leaking into Gulf of Mexico, 4-mile-wide visible sheen, Coast Guard says

Alex Walsh

The Coast Guard says it is responding to a “loss of well control event” at an oil and gas platform 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, La., in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to Fuel Fix, an energy news resource supported by writers from the Houston Chronicle, the “decades-old” well had been inactive for 15 years, and on Tuesday was said to be ” leaking slowly with relatively few hydrocarbons.”
Energy Resources Technology Gulf of Mexico LLC reported the event, saying that a 4 mile-by-.75 mile “rainbow sheen” was visible in the gulf via flyover.
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