City Leaders and Several State Agencies Monitor Offshore Incident

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi along with several agencies including Nueces County, Magellan E&P, the United States Coast Guard, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) are closely monitoring a natural gas, condensate and water leak from an offshore rig two miles from North Padre Island’s shoreline near Bob Hall Pier.

According to the Coast Guard, they received a report early Tuesday morning of white smoke billowing with a loud sound from an unmanned Magellan E&P owned platform.

No one was injured and currently, no action is required from residents. TCEQ is currently monitoring the air quality and assure City leaders that there is no threat to residents.

TCEQ will continue monitoring the area and a survey crew is expected to inspect the platform tomorrow (Wednesday) as long as weather conditions allow it.

The City wants to reassure residents that no action is needed, and we will continue to update citizens on this event. For the latest updates and information, visit

An emergency management group is assisting Magellan E&P with this situation, for more information, media representatives can contact Witt O’Brien’s at (713) 345-6234.