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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.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 4.63′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 9.95′ West