Oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico off the US coast after Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida damaged an old, unused pipeline that resulted in the oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, Korrespondent reports.

US authorities are working to clean up the aftermath of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

Currently, the oil stain covers about 16 kilometres of water area. The leak was detected from satellites and using aerial photography from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration after Hurricane Ida struck the area.

Experts are currently figuring out how much oil got into the water area. It is assumed that the source of the leak was the old, unused pipeline that was damaged by the elements. Additional vessels were sent to the area to clean the water surface.

Hurricane Ida in the United States gave rise to prices for gasoline and natural gas.

As reported, Hurricane Ida almost completely stopped production in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tags: oil, USA, oil production, petroleum products, oil deliveries, ecology, infrastructure, oil pipeline, energy security

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