July 27, 2010
More oil spilling in the Gulf.
Here’s raw AP footage of an oil geyser spewing from a damaged wellhead approx 65 miles south of Louisiana near Bayou St Denis – close to the same marshes in Barataria Bay that were hit by BP OIL pollution. The abandoned well, owned by Houston-based Cedyco Corp, was ruptured when it was struck by a dredge barge being pulled by the Pere Ana C tug as it was entering the Barataria Waterway from Mudd Lake.
AP via activistpost
Evidently there are many more abandoned wells in the Gulf.
Updated: Today, Gov Jindal did a flyover as did the Coast Guard. Excerpt of Jindal’s statement from GOVMonitor;
The Coast Guard’s overflight this morning confirmed the pipeline/well-head is discharging a mist of orange and brown oil about 100 feet in air. This is the same thing we viewed on our flight to the well today. The Coast Guard does not have a specific flow rate for the well determined yet, although there have been early reports that there is natural gas and mud mixed in with oil coming from the well.