Hurricane Ida: divers find broken pipeline in search for source of Gulf oil spill

Hurricane Ida: divers find broken pipeline in search for source of Gulf oil spill

Coast Guard says potential slicks spotted in Gulf of Mexico after the powerful storm wreaked havoc in the region last week

Divers searching for the source of an oil spill spotted in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Ida have identified a broken pipeline on the ocean floor as the possible cause.

Talos Energy, the Houston-based company currently paying for the cleanup, said in a statement issued on Sunday evening that the broken pipeline, which is around 30cm (1ft) in diameter, did not belong to them.

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