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June 25, 2019

NOAA uses ‘bubblometer' for new Gulf oil spill study

  • Oil has been seeping for nearly 15 years from a toppled platform off Louisiana's coast.
  • By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS — A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana's coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner's assertions about the amount and source of oil.

    Oil and gas have been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since a subsea mudslide caused by Hurricane Ivan on Sept. 15, 2004, knocked over a Taylor Energy Co. production platform, which dragged and broke a bundle of well pipes. Taylor capped nine wells but said it couldn't cap 16.


     
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