BP officials are high-fiving one another at their convenient well of good fortune. A new oil leak has sprung up in the Gulf of Mexico after a boat struck an oil well in the early morning hours on Tuesday. Now BP can say that the four million gallons of crude gushing into the Gulf is "not ours", limiting the amount they will have to pay in damages and clean-up costs.
Cleanup workers are currently booming off the area and the scene at sea has been taken over
Federal officials do not know who owns the well, but a contractor who handles wild wells is also on the way, Bonano said.
Oil is spewing about 20 feet in the air from the severed 4-inch pipe, a contractor who flew over the leak told Fox News. The area has been evacuated and civilian boats are being told not to enter the scene, where "a fair bit of oil" is leaking out, the contractor said.