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An oil patch floats in the waters of Talbert Marsh during an oil spill in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. A 3,000-barrel oil spill off the coast of California has washed up on the beaches of Orange County and threatens to contaminate nearby wetlands. (Photo: Ariana Drehsler/Bloomberg) An oil patch floats in the waters of Talbert Marsh during an oil spill in Huntington Beach, California, on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. A 3,000-barrel oil spill off the coast of California has washed up on the beaches of Orange County and threatens to contaminate nearby wetlands. (Photo: Ariana Drehsler/Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) — The owner of a pipeline at the heart of California’s worst oil spill in almost 30 years is investigating the disaster site with a remotely controlled device and local authorities warned the cleanup may take weeks.

Amplify Energy Corp. is getting close to “a source and a cause” of the incident, which may have been caused by a ship’s anchor, Chief Executive Officer Martyn Willsher said at a press conference on Monday, Oct. 4.

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