Nearly 400 thousand gallons of oil were spilled 64 kilometres off the coast of Lusiana.
The United States Coast Guard reported today of the spill of almost 400 thousand gallons of oil about 64 kilometres off the coast of Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico, as a result of the rupture of a submarine pipeline.
The flow of oil from the pipeline has been controlled and the spill equates to more than nine thousand barrels of oil, according to the firm LLOG Exploration, operator of the facility, as compiled by The Wall Street Journal.
The coastguards said the spill, which was reported on Thursday by company workers, poses no danger to coastal areas, given that the oil seen on the sea surface moves southwest.
The Coast Guard said the spill occurred southeast of Venice, in Louisiana, where they still maintain a marine and air surveillance.
The amount of this oil spill is much lower than that registered in 2010 after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon platform, also in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused the death of 11 people and the spill of more than four million barrels. of crude.