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Thursday
Aug182011

BP Investigating Oil Sheen in Gulf of Mexico

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- BP says it is investigating a new oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company said Thursday that it is working with other operators to determine potential sources of the sheen, which was observed last week by the U.S. Coast Guard.

“The sheen was observed in a location that was not near any existing BP operations,” the company said. “However, BP does have two abandoned exploration well sites in the area.”

A remote-operated vehicle has been sent down to investigate.

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