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Coast Guard, other agencies respond to 4,200 gallon crude oil spill

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HOUSTON – The Coast Guard, along with other agencies, is responding to a crude oil spill near Main Pass on Tuesday.

Main Pass is near the coast of Louisiana.

Officials estimate a maximum potential of 4,200 gallons of crude oil was discharged from a well owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Company.

OMI Environmental Solutions, Clean Gulf Associates, the Coast Guard, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are all assisting in the response.

Aircrews are conducting aerial assessments of the site and surrounding areas.

The cause of the spill is under investigation.