Whitney Oil & Gas Well 259 Garden Island Bay Leak; Port Eads, LA, USA
Port Eads, LA, USA | 2022-Nov-27
Initial Notification: On November 27, 2022, a small amount of crude oil was discharged from Whitney Oil & Gas Well #259 into Garden Island Bay, a part of the Pass A Loutre WMA in Plaquemines Parrish, LA. Whitney responded to the incident with the insertion of a cofferdam around the well to remove the water and find the path of discharge. Whitney reported a 5x1 yd rainbow sheen with patches of dark oil and Brown Pelicans within the area of the well. USCG requested that NOAA provide a Resources at Risk.
|Latitude (approximate):||29° 4.63′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||89° 9.95′ West|