Coast Guard, local agencies respond to crude oil spill in Bay Jacques, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a crude oil spill in Bay Jacques, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma watchstanders received notification from Summit Oil and Gas, LLC at 11:54 a.m. that a crude oil storage tank located in Bay Jacques developed a leak and caused an estimated 4,200 gallons of Louisiana crude oil to discharge, Tuesday.

Tuesday, MSU Houma personnel arrived on scene and performed an assessment of the spill. MSU Houma incident management personnel are currently on scene along with OMI Environmental Solutions, the oil spill response organization contracted by Summit Oil and Gas, LLC.

Response personnel are conducting an assessment of the impacted area and will perform manual recovery of the crude oil.

OMI Environmental Solutions deployed containment boom, sorbent boom and pads around the facility to contain and collect oil. Three boats with response crews and two skimmers will conduct recovery operations.

Involved in the response is:

  • MSU Houma Incident Management Division
  • Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office
  • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Summit Oil and Gas, LLC
  • OMI Environmental Solutions

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating potential impacts to wildlife.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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