An oily sheen near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig involved in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is being caused by BP oil that spewed into the ocean as a result of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. On Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that samples taken from the sheen match oil released from the underlying well in the aftermath of the oil spill. According to an article in The Times-Picayune, the Coast Guard also informed BP and Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon, that they may be held financially responsible for this new oil. Meanwhile, as the deadline approaches to join the potential settlement between BP and those impacted by the oil spill, the Mobile, Alabama, attorneys at Long & Long continue to evaluate claims relating to:
If you lost substantial income or suffered property damage as a result of the 2010 oil spill, or if you were not compensated for your role in BP’s VOO cleanup program, we welcome you to contact us as soon as possible for a free case evaluation. Please contact Long & Long online or call 251-432-2277 to schedule your no-cost claim consultation.