Posts Tagged ‘sheen’

Researchers: Oil sheen coming from Deepwater Horizon wreckage

GULF OF MEXICO — A team of researchers has concluded that pockets of oil trapped in the wreckage of the sunken Deepwater Horizon are the likely source of oil sheens that have been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the deadly 2010 explosion on the BP-leased drilling rig. A newly published […] [...]

Leaking Gulf well sealed; sheen expected to evaporate

GULF OF MEXICO — A gas well that started leaking several days ago in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast was sealed Friday, but more work must be done to permanently secure the well, federal officials said. Eileen Angelico, a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, said Energy Resource […] [...]

Source of persistent oil sheen in Gulf remains a mystery

GULF OF MEXICO — Underwater inspections at the site of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig disaster have failed to identify the source of a persistent sheen on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, officials said yesterday. The Coast Guard and BP both said the recent inspections confirmed that the company’s Macondo well, which blew out […] [...]

Coast Guard says oil sheen from Deepwater Horizon spill

GULF OF MEXICO — The Coast Guard says an oil sheen near the site of the massive BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico matches oil from the 2010 disaster. The Coast Guard says its tests established the oil came from the BP well. It could be left over from the wreckage of the Deepwater […] [...]

Coast Guard reports spill from gulf oil platform

GULF OF MEXICO — The Coast Guard says an estimated 76 gallons of crude oil spilled from an oil platform operated by Apache Corp. off the coast of Southeast Louisiana. Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough said the spill was reported to authorities Tuesday. Colclough said a sheen created by the spill has dispersed and […] [...]

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