Feds respond to Gulf pipeline leak

CAMERON, La. — Federal regulators say a pipeline is leaking natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to the leak in waters roughly 30 miles southwest of Cameron, Louisiana. It was reported Wednesday afternoon by offshore oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy, LLC.

Federal authorities say Fieldwood saw and reported the leak less than a mile southeast of Platform West Cameron-165, currently shut, in about 48 feet of water. The sheen was last reported to be about one mile across and 10 miles long, and the operator estimated the spill volume to be roughly 750 gallons.

The pipeline is operated by Houston-based Kinetica Partners LLC.