1.1 Million Gallons Of Crude Oil Spills Into The Gulf Of Mexico After Underwater Oil Pipeline Leaks Off Louisiana

On Monday, the United States Coast Guard said it was still seeking the cause of a leak from a submerged pipeline off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, which it estimated had leaked over one million gallons of crude oil.

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Main Pass Oil Gathering Co (abbreviated MPOG) shut down the 67-mile pipeline on Thursday morning after the discovery of crude oil discovered 19 miles offshore of the Mississippi River Delta, close to Plaquemines Parish, southeast of New Orleans.

The Coast Guard said Friday that visible oil was migrating southwest away from the Louisiana coast as oil collection activities continued and underwater gadgets examined the pipeline to determine the source of the breach.

It also stated that no injuries or coastline impacts had been reported thus far and that the reason for the leak was being investigated.

The Coast Guard launched the National Response Team, a group of 15 federal agencies coordinating the response to oil pollution disasters, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency on Friday.

On Friday, Third Coast Infrastructure, which owns MPOG, refused to comment and forwarded queries to the Coast Guard.

Reference- Reuters

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