New Oil Slick in Coastal Louisiana, KATC, March 23, 2011:
High resolution satellite imagery courtesy of NASA indicated a large oil slick hugging the Southeast Louisiana Coastline from Grand Isle westward through Timbalier and Terrebonne Bays and west to Isles Denieres.
A Houston-based oil company, Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners, which earlier accepted responsibility for the spill saids it remains "surprised" that what it thought was a "minor discharge from a dormant well" could have produced such a large slick.
The same company late Wednesday afternoon reportedly denied responsibility.
Obviously per local reports and satellite imagery the slick is exponentially larger and may cover more than 100 square miles.