Coast Guard, other agencies responding to oil spill near Main Pass

65 New OrleansNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a crude oil spill near Main Pass, Tuesday.

An estimated maximum potential of 4,200 gallons of crude oil discharged from a well owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Company.

OMI Environmental Solutions and Clean Gulf Associates, oil spill response organizations, have been contracted by TPIC to conduct clean up operations. The Coast Guard, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are also overseeing the response.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and Southern Seaplane aircrews are conducting aerial assessments of the site and surrounding areas.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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