View Full Version : New oil spill in the Gulf.

07-27-2010, 12:51 PM

Adding insult to the Gulf's injury, a wellhead hit by a tug boat is now spewing oil near a Louisiana marsh area, officials said Tuesday.
The oil is shooting up 20 feet into the air, the office of Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said.
"We cannot catch a break," Deano Bonano, Jefferson Parish emergency management director, said in a note to parish officials.
The well is in inland waterways on the border of Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, about 65 miles south of New Orleans; it's marsh area not accessible by road.


And just for paul oman....



07-27-2010, 01:07 PM
This is just incredible. The people of Louisiana just can not catch a break.

Mickey Lake

John of Phoenix
07-27-2010, 02:44 PM
I can't find an actual picture of a well head platform but here's a good diagram.
These are all over the place in the area of this spill, typically shallow water and near shore. They're substantial structures and not easily damaged.
I used to trade helicopter rides to the shrimpers for a cooler full of shrimp and oysters. I really feel for the folks in that area.


07-27-2010, 02:54 PM
You guys do not seem to have a shortage of oil down there! I really find this quite upsetting, the stuff seems to just shoot out of the ground. My heart goes out to the locals.

07-27-2010, 04:46 PM
It's all just simply pathetic ... perhaps the captain was paid to divert some attention! :(