Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Vintage Petroleum Ventura Coastline Oil Spill

Vintage Petroleum Ventura Coastline Oil Spill

Vintage Petroleum Ventura Coastline Oil Spill

Vintage Petroleum Ventura Coastline Oil Spill

Ventura Coastline Closed After Oil Spill

Spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department said a camper reported seeing oil seeping onto the beach.

FARIA BEACH (KTLA) — Officials believe an oil spill Tuesday morning along Pacific Coast Highway just north of Ventura may have been caused by a ruptured pipeline.

The spill was reported at 8:32 a.m. about 1 mile north of Faria Beach.

The closure area includes the shoreline from the southern boundary of the Mussel Shoals to the northern boundary of Faria County Park.

The Department of Fish and Game has declared the area off-shore closed to fishing until the spill has been cleaned up.

Investigators believe a ruptured pipeline owned by Vintage Petroleum may be the cause of the release. “The company reported that the spill was the result of a landslide that ruptured one of their gathering pipelines,” a statement from Fish and Game spokeswoman Carol Singleton said Tuesday, “releasing an estimated 210 gallons into the environment.”

Spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department said a camper reported seeing oil seeping onto the beach.

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Nash said authorities were working this morning to identify the exact source, but the oil is believed to be coming from somewhere in the nearby oil fields.

The spokesman said Ventura City and County firefighters responded to the scene of the spill, as well as official from the county Environmental Health Department, the state department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Coast Guard.

source: Ventura Oil Spill: Oil Spill North of Ventura Along PCH – ktla.com

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