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Broken Wellhead Discharge, Houston Ship Channel, Pasadena, TX

Pasadena, TX | 2023-Jan-05

Initial Notification: On January 5, 2022, Sector Houston-Galveston notified NOAA SSC about a broken natural gas wellhead discharging near Atkinson Island, and requested assistance identifying potential RP via ERMA. Phone support was provided. The Wellhead owner was identified as Torrent Oil. The release was secured

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Natural Gas
Total amount at risk of spill: unknown gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 37.85′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 57.28′ West