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U.S. probes possible oil sheen off Louisiana coast

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The government said it was investigating reports of an oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, and BP Plc said its offshore wells were not the culprit.

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The government said it was investigating reports of an oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, and BP Plc said its offshore wells were not the culprit.

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the federal offshore drilling regulator, was looking into reports of an oil sheen in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico 100 miles south of the Louisiana coast, a bureau spokeswoman said.

"(The agency) is working with area operators to determine if the sheen is associated with any permanently abandoned wells in the area," bureau spokeswoman Caryl Fagot said.

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