More Oil Spotted In Gulf

A new oil sheen has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico, although energy company BP says the discovery has nothing to do with its operations and is far from the site of its disaster-hit Macondo well.

A statement from BP places the site of the sheen near two abandoned exploration well sites in the Green Canyon Block in the Gulf of Mexico, although its size and exact location were not disclosed.

The Green Canyon Block is a huge square-shaped area of water south of Louisiana. An online map published by the U.S. Department of Energy shows it’s south and west of the Mississippi Canyon Block where the Macondo blew up.

The April 2010 explosion at the Macondo well killed 11 men