Thursday, 25 October 2018

14-year Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be worst in American history

Source: The Independent, 23rd October 2018, by Kristin Hugo

Kristin Hugo reported, "The Trump administration plans to allow to expand opportunities for offshore drilling - Oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for the last 14 years in what may soon become the worst oil spill in US history. In 2004, Hurricane Ivan disrupted an offshore drilling operation owned by Taylor Energy. Between 300 and 700 barrels leak into the gulf each day. That’s 12,600 to 29,400 gallons per day for 14 years, and it continues to this day, just 12 miles off the coast of Louisiana. (...)"

Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/oil-spill-us-gulf-of-mexico-leak-worst-history-environment-hurricane-a8598291.html