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The count: gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after an October pipe leak

672,000

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It went virtually unnoticed in national media, but the Gulf of Mexico suffered its largest oil leak since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. A pipeline owned by LLOG Exploration Company, LLC leaked an estimated 672,000 gallons of oil in 5,000-feet-deep water about 40 miles off the coast of Venice, Louisiana. Due to the distance from shore and the gulf depths, no shore impact was reported.

It's a fraction of the amount of oil discharged over months by the Deepwater Horizon rig, which discharged 210 million gallons of crude oil before it could be repaired.

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