The United States Coast Guard reported that the affected area is in front of Port Fourchon, a port in Louisiana.
Foaming and containment systems were installed in the Gulf of Mexico, near the Louisiana coast, to respond to oil contamination discovered after Hurricane Ida, the United States Coast Guard reported Sunday.
The affected area is in front of Port Fourchon, a port in Louisiana (south) located about 100 miles from New Orleans, primarily engaged in storing and distributing oil.
The Louisiana Coast Guard "has been informed of the contamination" in this area and "is responding," said a statement.
According to the Coast Guard, Talos Energy, a Texas company specializing in offshore oil rigs, will dispatch a dive team Sunday to try to establish the source of the oil leak.
The company said in a statement that "the investigation has not yet determined the nature of the leak, however, detailed observation on the site shows that the talus structures are not the source." Wildlife at this location.
Talos Energy points out that in 2017 production ceased in the area affected by the oil spill, plugging the sources and removing its pipeline network.
According to local authorities, with 150 mph winds, Hurricane Ida hit the Louisiana coast a week ago, causing "catastrophic" damage.
Turned into a storm, Ida continued on her way and affected New York and its region in particular.
The hydrocarbon-rich Gulf of Mexico is one of the main oil-producing areas in the United States.
This is where the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in 2010, causing an oil spill considered the most serious in history.
According to the Louisiana Department of the Environment, cited by the Bloomberg agency, more than 100 incidents related to spills and toxic discharges resulting from the passage of Hurricane' Ida' through the territory.
In the state of Louisiana, hundreds of thousands of people are still without power. At least 48 people have died due to the hurricane in Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has appealed to the insurance companies after the information about the refusal of some of these companies to cover the damages if there was no express evacuation order of the affected house.
For his part, last Friday, the head of state traveled to New Orleans to tour the damage caused by Hurricane Ida by helicopter.
The day before, he had said that Hurricane Ida and wildfires in the western United States were another reminder of the climate crisis. "It's a matter of life and death and we have to face it together," he said in a speech at the White House.
"Environmentally, the situation has changed dramatically, a certain threshold has already been crossed," Biden said during a meeting with local officials in La Place, Louisiana, where he traveled to assess the damage.
Biden, who has prioritized the risks of climate change, argued that costly improvements to the system around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 prevented much more deadly, this time more catastrophic damage. I have proved my worth.
We can't rebuild roads, highways, bridges, nothing like before, and he said we have to rebuild better.
Projects that seek to transform, rather than rebuild, will have to become the new norm, he said, pushing for Congress to pass his gigantic $ 3.5 trillion infrastructure bill.