BSEE, Coast Guard respond to pipeline release in the Gulf of Mexico

The BSEE and the US Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico.

WC-165 pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico
WC-165 pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANSThe Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the US Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 32 miles southwest of Cameron, Louisiana.

A helicopter pilot flying over the site reported the incident to the US Coast Guard at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday. The pipeline is operated by Kinetica Partners, LLC.

There were no platform personnel affected by the leak and at the time of the report, the sheen was about one mile across and 10 miles long. The operator estimated the spill volume to be roughly 752 gallons, or 17.9 barrels, at that time.

The BSEE says that more information will be provided as it becomes available.

01/20/2017

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