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Discharge of Natural Gas Condensate from Repaired Line, West Cameron Block 498, Offshore Texas

Offshore Texas | 2022-Aug-17

Initial Notification: On August 17, 2022, an potential spill was reported in a NOAA Marine Pollution Surveillance Report (MPSR) for West Cameron 498. The USCG MSU Port Arthur identified the spill as a natural gas condensate from a line owned by Stingray Pipeline, LLC. The company had been repairing a damaged pipeline and the discharge occurred when the line was repressurized. Stingray conducted an overflight, reporting a 12 miles x 1.5 miles sheen in West Cameron block 550. The estimate of discharge, based on overflight data, was approximately 35 bbls/1,478 gallons.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Natural Gas Condensate
Total amount at risk of spill: 86 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 28° 27.18′ North
Longitude (approximate): 93° 28.28′ West