Image courtesy of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard responded on Wednesday to an offshore pipeline leak.

The BSEE said officials responded to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico, located about 32 miles southwest of Cameron, Louisiana.

The agency said that the incident was reported to the Coast Guard by a helicopter pilot who flew over the site.

The leak was reported to the Coast Guard at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The affected pipeline is operated by Kinetica Partners, LLC.

There were no platform personnel affected by the leak, the BSEE said.

At the time of the report, there was a sheen at the site measuring about one mile across and 10 miles long.

The operator estimated the spill volume to be roughly 752 gallons, or 17.9 barrels, at the time of the report, the BSEE said.

Further details about the spill have not been disclosed yet.


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