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Lube Oil Spills into Bayou Casotte at Refinery, Pascagoula, MS

Pascagoula, MS, USA | 2022-Sep-02

Initial Notification: On September 2, 2022, the USCG Sector Mobile contacted the NOAA SSC regarding an approximate 100-200 gallon lube oil spill at the Chevron dock Pascagoula refinery into Bayou Casotte. Chevron activated their Facility Response Plan and reportedly contained the bulk of the oil (600-weight lube oil) with a containment boom within an hour of the discharge. USCG conducted further assessments including the shoreline in the vicinity of the source. The NOAA SSC provided information on resources at risk and cleanup techniques. No further support is requested at this time.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:lube oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 200 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 30° 19.95′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 30.62′ West