Cleanup Efforts Continue for Oil Spill in Corpus Christi Bay
City Manager to Provide Updates to City Council on 1-10-2023
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Flint Hill Resources continues to respond to the release of approximately 335 barrels of light crude oil from a pipe failure at its Ingleside crude oil terminal that occurred on Saturday, December 24. The U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, and the Port of Corpus Christi Authority continue assisting with the ongoing cleanup efforts.
Current operations are focused on shoreline assessments in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, the City of Corpus Christi, and the Port of Corpus Christi Authority. The boom remaining in the waters around Corpus Christi and Nueces Bays will be removed once shoreline assessments are complete.
Some of the leaked material did make its way to Texas A&M Beach at Ocean Drive in between Island Boulevard Sand Dollar Boulevard.
No significant material or sheen has been confirmed in the last four days. However, residents are still encouraged to report any material or oil sheens they observe to the Flint Hills Resources Ingleside Response Center at 361-396-2831. Rapid response teams remain in place to respond to reports that may come in.
FHR will continue working with marine and wildlife experts as the number of deceased birds is at 13. One turtle was treated for potential exposure.
The following phone number has been established to receive claims: 1-800-254-1122.
Flint Hills Resources continues to work in full cooperation, oversight, and coordination with local, state, and federal authorities, who have all been assisting.
The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
During the City Manager’s Report portion of the City Council’s January 10 City Council Meeting, the City Manager, with Flint Hills Resources representatives in attendance, will provide the City Council with a briefing displaying a timeline of events and the progress of clean-up and recovery efforts.