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

A band of oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

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.