Taylor Energy holding public forum on slicks from its 11-year oil leak offshore Louisiana

Taylor Energy holding public forum on slicks from its 11-year oil leak offshore Louisiana

New Orleans-based oil rig owner Taylor Energy has agreed to hold a public meeting next month in Baton Rouge on how it is trying to prevent serious oil slicks forming on Louisiana’s coast as a result of an 11-year-old oil leak that is still continuing, according to the Associated Press.

In September the company settled a legal case brought by green groups in which one of the conditions was that it conduct just such a forum, which is now slated for January 20, 2016.

Other terms of the settlement included releasing more information about Taylor’s efforts to stop oil from leaking at the site where one of its offshore platforms collapsed during Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Taylor Energy sold all its offshore leases and oil and gas interests in 2008. The company now is solely focused on working on the leak.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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