Hurricane Alex threatens oil spill clean-up

As Hurricane Alex looms over the coast of Mexico, worries on delays in the BP oil spill clean-up mount.

The hurricane was unexpected, according to the US National Hurricane Centre. The NHC added that the hurricane is currently formed as a storm.

According to reports, Alex is said to be moving west-northwest and could become a hurricane in the next 48 hours. If it does become a hurricane, Mexico and Texas will be affected, bypassing the spill site.

“We think the storm is going to stay on a more southern track. That would be good news because it would avoid the area near the oil spill,”  NHC’s Todd Kimberlain told CNN.

It has been widely considered that BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been the worst environmental disaster to ever hit the US. The oil spill started last April 20, after an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig. The rig then sank, pumping millions of gallons of oil into the gulf.