Gas leak hits Gulf of Mexico

An Exxon Mobil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been closed following a leak.

The “pinhole” leak in a fuel scrubber, reported to the US National Response Center yesterday, caused a mile-long sheen. About five gallons of natural gas escaped, condensing in the Gulf. The leak comes less than a month after the US government announced it would sue BP over its involvement in the Deepwater Horizon disaster.