New gushing well off Louisiana coast to spew for 10 to 12 days

Brett Michael Dykes

About that new oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, the one caused by a tug boat ramming into an oil wellhead in the wee hours of the morning: It won't be capped for another 10 to 12 days, according to the Coast Guard. Though the well is estimated to be only spewing roughly 33 barrels of oil per day, 18 boats carrying dozens of workers are on the scene to lay out thousands of feet of containment boom. The Coast Guard originally estimated it could have the well capped one week from today.