The U.S. Coast Guard and/or Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have traced the latest oil spill that is washing up on the Louisiana coast to Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners and a well-capping accident at their Platform E, West Delta Block 117. Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners expressed "surprise" and had previously reported 5 barrels had been spilled. The reporting of oil discharges operates on an "honor code" with oil companies and oil companies are "trusted" to turn themselves in. Obviously much more than 5 barrels, a pittance, has been spilled and is washing up on 30+ miles of Louisiana coast line. [Editor's Note: Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners in truth were surprised at getting caught and apparently the name of the regulatory game is to under report spills and hope for the best, i.e., that the discharge will go unnoticed.]
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