Crude oil storage tank leaks 4,200 gallons into Bay Jacques
A crude oil storage tank owned by Covington-based Summit Oil and Gas, LLC, leaked 4,200 gallons of crude oil into Bay Jacques, just south of Buras in Plaquemines Parish, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday (April 4).
The leak was reported to Coast Guard officials at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday, and Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma personnel immediately conducted an assessment of the spill, said a Coast Guard news release. Incident management personnel and an oil spill response team from OMI Environmental Solutions, hired by Summit, remain at the spill site.
The cause of the leakage is under investigation.
OMI personnel deployed containment and sorbent boom and pads around the storage facility to contain and connect the oil, the release said. Three boats with response crews an....