Talos Energy Inc. is working with state and federal authorities to identify the owner of an oil pipeline that appears to be leaking in Louisiana state waters.

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The Houston-based independent exploration and production (E&P) company on Tuesday said it continued to lead the efforts to contain and control the oil release, which likely occurred following Hurricane Ida on Aug. 29. The Category 4 storm crashed ashore near Port Fourchon, LA, packing maximum sustained winds near 150 mph on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

As a prior lessee of Bay Marchand Block 5, Talos was initially notified of the release observed on Aug. 31. The company initiated its response team and vessels began to arrive on location the following day to conduct oil containment and recovery operations with...