Between 250 and 700 barrels of oil per day are leaking into the Gulf at the the site where Taylor Energy Co.’s oil platform collapsed in Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the new analysis concludes—and the same location where a persistent sheen of oil on the surface has appeared ever since. That leakage rate is higher than previous estimates Taylor has cited, which had the spill emitting around three gallons of oil per day into the water at the site of the collapsed platform. The company has also said there is no evidence that the oil on the surface is leaking from any of its wells. The new estimate would mean that anywhere between 3.8 million and more than 10 million gallons of oil a year are leaking into the water at the site, known as Mississippi Canyon-20, south of the Mississippi River delta. When Hurricane Ivan plowed across the […]