Coast Guard Monitoring Gas Release At An Orphaned Well Offshore Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard said Thursday that crews are monitoring a natural gas and condensate release from an orphan well four nautical miles southeast of Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Coast Guard says that they were notified by a good Samaritan Monday of a potential offshore rig release.

The Coast Guard sent an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew to investigate and confirmed a natural gas and condensate release with a sheen extending 300-yards by 100-yards.

Watchstanders notified the Texas Railroad Commission, which identified the site as orphan well State Tract 818LWell #F1.

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

Crews from the Corpus Christi Coast Guard Sector day that they 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.

This is a developing story


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