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Cox Pipeline Discharge, Cameron Parish, LA

Cameron Parish, LA | 2021-Aug-15

Initial Notification: On August 14, 2021, a natural gas pipeline discharged an unknown amount of condensate into a marsh in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. An OSRO was activated and responded. On August 15, MSU Port Arthur contacted NOAA SSC requesting input on Resources at Risk (RAR) in the marsh area, as well as fate information on condensate, which had been characterized as API between 41 and 45. ADIOS fate profiles created and provided. Discharge estimated by RP at 332 bbl condensate, and 356 bbl drilling brine (salt water and zinc salts). Coast Guard overflight on August 17 indicated condensate was contained in marsh area, and was evaporating.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Condensate (41-45 API)
Total amount at risk of spill: 332 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 45.25′ North
Longitude (approximate): 93° 49.72′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Applied
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable