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TPIC Romere Pass, Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Oil Spill

Venice, LA, USA | 2020-Jun-16

Initial Notification: On June 16th, 2020, the USCG Sector New Orleans received NRC#1279695 regarding a crude oil spill from a wellhead in Romere Pass, LA. Current estimate of discharge is 5bbl. The Texas Petroleum Investment Company (TPIC) is the responsible party. The wellhead has been secured. Oil was effectively contained within a 30ft diameter patch of water hyacinth. USCG and TPIC coordinated directly with USFWS.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 17.32′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 14.43′ West