New “leak” on platform in Gulf — “Mile-long sheen”

Leak Shuts Exxon Mobil Platform in Gulf of Mexico, WKRG, January 3, 2010:

An Exxon Mobil oil and gas production platform in Gulf of Mexico block West Delta 73 has been shut due to a small leak, a filing with the U.S. National Response Center said Monday.

The leak was described as a “pinhole” leak in a fuel scrubber that caused a discharge of about 5 gallons of natural gas condensate into the Gulf, creating a mile-long sheen.

Read the report here.

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