Oil Spill in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

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Nearly 630 gallons of oil were discharged April 1 from a production facility near Head of Passes in the Gulf of Mexico due to a problem of an high-pressure separator, the U.S. Coast Guard said 2 days ago.
The Coast Guard in New Orleans was informed at 1:43 p.m CDT on April 1 that Louisiana sweet crude oil was discharged from Gulf Production Company, Inc.'s Raphael Pass production facility in Louisiana. "The discharge was reportedly due to the problem of a three-phase high-pressure separator coming from [Exxon Mobil Corp.'s (XOM)] well to the facility.
The Coast Guard announced that Gulf Production Company is the responsible party, which has contracted ES&H as the oil spill response organization.
There is no information for injured people.