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Trinity Bay Pipeline; Anahuac, TX

Anahuac, TX | 2022-Dec-01

Initial Notification: On December 1, 2022, USCG Sector Houston Galveston requested NOAA SSC review of a draft Biological Evaluation (BE) for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) for a completed Federal Project to investigate and remediate the discharge from a pipeline that had been the source of a natural gas leak and periodic oil sheens in Trinity Bay, Texas. A magnetometer survey confirmed the pipeline as the source of the discharge. The pipeline was jetted, cut, and capped. The area around the pipeline repairs was boomed. Additional oil was discharged during the cutting and capping and was recovered by skimmers. Operations concluded on October 7, 2022.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 4,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 42.67′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 44.39′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable