A Nueces County emergency crew responded to a call of a possible gas leak from an oil rig near Bob Hall pier Tuesday, Sept. 1. The team was deployed at 8:30 a.m. to investigate possible gas escaping into the air about 3-5 miles offshore near the pier.
The General Land Office and U.S. Coast Guard have both been called in to help shut the well down, reported the Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 2 on its Facebook page. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Corpus Christi Fire Department are also on the scene.
According to witnesses on Padre Island, the leak is loud, sounding like a jet taking off. A strong fuel smell has also been reported. A reverse alert was…Read More