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Sheen at High Island Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX

Bolivar Peninsula, TX | 2023-Mar-13

Initial Notification: On March 13, 2023, an unknown sheen at High Island Beach was reported to the USCG Marine Safety Unit in Port Arthur. The Incident Management Division (IMD) responded and found a leaking pipe was producing the sheen. The discharge appears to be natural gas condensate from an old well that was partially plugged and abandoned. The discharge continues at the estimated rate of 1 gal/hr, and is partially contained within an old coffer dam. The USCG requested a trajectory and Resources at Risk analysis

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:natural gas condensate
Total amount at risk of spill: 1 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 32.67′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 24.15′ West