U.S. Coast Guard monitoring Gulf of Mexico gas leak

The U.S. Coast Guard has informed that it is monitoring a natural gas and condensate release from an orphan well four nautical miles southeast of Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas. 

For illustration only: MH-65 Helicopter / Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson
For illustration only: MH-65 Helicopter / Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson

The Coast Guard on said its Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan Monday of a potential offshore rig release on Thursday.

“A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew were launched to investigate and confirmed a natural gas and condensate release with a sheen extending 300-yards by 100-yards. Watchstanders notified the Railroad Commission of Texas, which identified the site as orphan well State Tract 818LWell #F1,” Coast Guard said.

“The Coast Guard is working with the Railroad Commission of Texas, Texas General Land Office and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to monitor and secure the release,” the Coast Guard said.

“Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi personnel are issuing marine safety information broadcasts daily to keep mariners informed, conducting daily overflights to monitor and inspecting nearby beaches for any signs of impact,” the Coast Guard added.

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