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Eugene Island Pipeline Spill

GOM, LA | 2009-Jul-26

Initial Notification: On Sunday afternoon, 26 July 2009, NOAA was notified of an oil spill 33 miles offshore and 60 miles southwest of Houma, LA that occurred on Saturday afternoon. The leak was from the Eugene Island Pipeline System and approximately 63,000 gallons of oil was released. Pre-approved dispersant was applied to the heaviest concentrations of the spill. On water recovery was also initiated. NOAA is providing on-going trajectory and weather support.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:33.7 API Gravity Crude Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 13000 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 28° 43.27′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 52.05′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Applied
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable
Public Information and Incident-Related Links
Joint Information Center: (504) 728-3390