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Site 23051 Chronology

Background
During the peak of the BP / Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf, we found an unrelated leak in the vicinity. We noticed a small but persistent slick on satellite images from multiple dates, originating near the location of Platform 23051, operated by Taylor Energy.   Photographer J Henry Fair flew over the location and found, not a platform, but a semisubmersible drill rig on the site, and a visible oil slick trailing off into the distance. We learned that the rig, the Ocean Saratoga, was working to plug 26 wells that had been damaged by Hurricane Ivan back in 2004 and have presumably been leaking steadily ever since. The former platform on this location is gone - toppled by Ivan, or damaged to the point where it was removed (we still don't know what happened to it). The following is a chronology of all of the data and observations that we've collected about this site.


Site 23051 is located in the Gulf of Mexico about 12 miles off the tip of the Mississippi delta in Louisiana

Chronology (in reverse order)
The following is a reverse chronology of reports related to Site 23051.  This list include SkyTruth blog posts and satellite image analysis, reports filed with the National Response Center and select media reports.

NRC Reports
The National Response Center (NRC) receives thousands of pollution reports every month, many of them from the polluters themselves. We have identified 1236 NRC reports reports from September 2004 through September 2011 which we believe are directly related to the activity at site 23051. For brevity, only a few of these reports have been included here.

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2014
June 2014
6/22/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 80.99 gallons.
6/21/2014 - NRC: no amount given. .06 mile slick. SkyTruth: .11 gallons.
6/20/2014 - NRC: no amount given. .8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 20.73 gallons.
6/19/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2.7 mile slick. SkyTruth:104.96 gallons.
6/18/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 1.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 58.31 gallons.
6/17/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 7.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 466.5 gallons.
6/16/2014 - NRC:  no amount given. 5.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 142.54 gallons.
6/15/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 6.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 122.46 gallons.
6/14/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 226.7 gallons.
6/13/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 6.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 160.68 gallons.
6/12/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 1.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 31.1 gallons.
6/11/2014 - NRC: .05 gallons. 2.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 27.21 gallons.
6/10/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 233.25 gallons.
6/9/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 3.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 34.02 gallons.
6/8/2014 - NRC: .91 gallons. 1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 90.71 gallons.
6/7/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 1368.4 gallons.
6/6/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 3.24 gallons.
6/5/2014 - NRC: .61 gallons. 6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 77.75 gallons.
6/4/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 25.92 gallons.
6/3/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 8.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 107.55 gallons.
6/2/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 1.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 36.28 gallons.
6/1/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 8.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 167.16 gallons.

May 2014
5/31/2014 - NRC: .19 gallons. 2.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 36.28 gallons.
5/30/2014 - NRC:  no amount given. .75 mile slick. SkyTruth: 128.29
5/29/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 3 mile slick. SkyTruth 77.75 gallons.
5/28/2014 - NRC: .24 gallons. 3.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 36.93 gallons.
5/27/2014 - NRC: .64 gallons. 9.8 mile slick. SkyTruth 95.24 gallons.
5/26/2014 - NRC: 1.21 gallons. 4 mile slick. SkyTruth 103.67 gallons
5/25/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 680.31 gallons.
5/24/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 5.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 104.96 gallons.
5/23/2014 - NRC: .7 gallons. 5.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 106.91 gallons.
5/22/2014 - NRC: 1.34 gallons. 4.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 116.63 gallons.
5/21/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 4.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 285.05 gallons
5/20/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 3.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 246.21 gallons.
5/19/2014 - NRC: no amount given. .9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 116.63 gallons.
5/18/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 10.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 133.47 gallons. 
5/17/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 129.58 gallons.
5/16/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 18 mile slick. SkyTruth: 233.25 gallons.
5/14/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 181.42
5/13/2014 - NRC: .2 gallons. 9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 116.63 gallons
5/12/2014 - NRC: 1 gallons. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 48.59 gallons.
5/11/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 18.14 gallons
5/10/2014 - NRC: .89 gallons. 4.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 93.3 gallons.
5/9/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 10.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 269.53 gallons.
5/8/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 15 mile slick. SkyTruth: 583.13 gallons
5/7/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 5.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 466.5 gallons.
5/6/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 12 mile slick. SkyTruth: 155.5 gallons.
5/5/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 5.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 50.89 gallons.
5/4/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 3.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 71.92 gallons.
5/3/2014 - NRC: .6 gallons. 5.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 49.62 gallons.
5/2/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 5.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 52.61 gallons.
5/1/2014 - NRC: .43 gallons. 4.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 43.54 gallons

April 2014
4/30/2014 - NRC: .27 gallons. 3.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 29.03 gallons
4/28/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 77.75 gallons 
4/27/2014 - NRC: .64 gallons. 5.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: .16 gallons
4/26/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 136.06 gallons
4/25/2014 - NRC: 3.17 gallons. .53 mile slick. SkyTruth: 106.91 gallons
4/24/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 4.3 mile slick. SkyTruth:  167.16 gallons
4/23/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 14.25 gallons
4/22/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 4.61 mile slick. SKyTruth: 87.47 gallons
4/21/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 6.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 59.05 gallons
4/20/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 6.83 mile slick. SkyTruth: 61.94 gallons
4/19/2014 - NRC: .21 gallons. 3.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 44.32 gallons
4/17/2014 - NRC: .06 gallons. 3.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 40.82 gallons 
4/16/2014 - NRC: .43 gallons. 8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 155.5 gallons
4/14/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 64.79 gallons
4/13/2014 - NRC: .73 gallons. 1.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 38.88 gallons
4/12/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 51.83 gallons
4/10/2014 - NRC: 2.15 gallons. 12 mile slick. SkyTruth: 311 gallons
4/9/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 25.92 gallons
4/8/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 32.4 gallons
4/7/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 1.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 18.66 gallons
4/5/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 3.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 33.56 gallons
4/4/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 3.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 90.71 gallons
4/3/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 9.72 gallons
4/2/2014 - NRC: .51 gallons. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 48.59 gallons
4/1/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 91.44 gallons

March 2014
3/31/2014 - NRC: .4 gallons. .5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 4.86 gallons
3/30/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 6.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 42.76 gallons
3/29/2014 - NRC: 1.61 gallons. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 129.58 gallons
3/28/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 1.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 478.94 gallons
3/27/2014 - NRC: .2 gallons. 1.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 36.28 gallons
3/26/2014 - NRC: .29 gallons. 3.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 22.68 gallons
3/25/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 3.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 36.93 gallons
3/24/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 21.96 gallons
3/23/2014 - NRC: .36 gallons. 2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 23.33 gallons
3/22/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 71.27 gallons
3/21/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 97.19 gallons
3/20/2014 - NRC: .73 gallons. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 64.79 gallons
3/19/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 54.43 gallons
3/18/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 77.75 gallons
3/17/2014 - NRC: .17 gallons. 2.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 33.69 gallons
3/16/2014 - NRC: .45 gallons. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 64.79 gallons
3/15/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 4.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 291.56 gallons
3/14/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 5.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 356.36 gallons
3/12/2014 - NRC: no amount given. no slick size given. SkyTruth: no amount available
3/11/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 54.43 gallons
3/10/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 4.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 43.54 gallons
3/9/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 3.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 20.09 gallons
3/8/2014 - NRC: .16 gallons. 3.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 29.93 gallons
3/7/2014 - NRC: .14 gallons. 6.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 21.06 gallons
3/4/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 16.2 gallons
3/3/2014 - NRC: .63 gallons. 3.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 152.4 gallons
3/2/2014 - NRC: no amount given. .7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 22.68 gallons
3/1/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 1.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 97.19 gallons

February 2014
2/28/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 15 mile slick. SkyTruth: 777.5 gallons
2/27/2014 - NRC: .05 gallons. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth 64.79 gallons
2/25/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 5.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 71.27 gallons
2/22/2014 - NRC: 72 gallons. 5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 129.58 gallons
2/21/2014 - NRC: .19 gallons. 5.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 37.58 gallons
2/20/2014 - NRC: 2.7 gallons. 5.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 209.93 gallons
2/19/2014 - NRC: no amount given. 4.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 83.58 gallons

January 2014


2013
December 2013


November 2013
11/9/2013 - Report from NOAA

October 2013
10/24/2013 - Report from NOAA

September 2013
9/14/2013 - Report from NOAA
9/11/2013 - Report from NOAA
9/6/2013 - Report from NOAA
9/5/2013 - Report from NOAA

August 2013
8/30/2013 - Report from NOAA
8/29/2013 - Report from NOAA
8/28/2013 - Report from NOAA
8/27/2013 - Report from NOAA

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013


January 2013


2012
December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012
July 2012
7/31/2012 - NRC: 2.26 gallons. 5.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 108.85 gallons
7/30/2012 - NRC: 2.45 gallons. 4.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 167.16 gallons
7/29/2012 - NRC: 9.89 gallons. 7.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 472.98 gallons
7/28/2012 - NRC: 7 gallons. 6.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 357.65 gallons
7/27/2012 - NRC: 10.36 gallons. 5.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 225.48 gallons
7/26/2012 - NRC: 6.11 gallons. 4.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 238.43 gallons
7/25/2012 - NRC: 3.97 gallons. 2.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 93.3 gallons
7/24/2012 - NRC: 8 gallons. 6.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 241.03 gallons
7/23/2012 - NRC: 1.03 gallons. 3.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 186.6 gallons
7/21/2012 - NRC: 1.17 gallons. 2.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 33.69 gallons
7/20/2012 - NRC: 2.23 gallons. 2.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 56.37 gallons
7/19/2012 - NRC: 0.56 gallons. 1.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 24.62 gallons
7/18/2012 - NRC: 4.25 gallons. 7.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 184.01 gallons
7/17/2012 - NRC: 3.32 gallons. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 97.19 gallons
7/13/2012 - NRC: no amount given. 7.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 199.56 gallons
7/12/2012 - NRC: 7.43 gallons. 9.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 241.03 gallons
7/11/2012 - NRC: 12.91 gallons. 14.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 378.38 gallons
7/10/2012 - NRC: 26.36 gallons. 9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 349.88 gallons
7/9/2012 - NRC: 49 gallons. 5.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 450.95 gallons
7/8/2012 - NRC: 61.6 gallons. 9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 583.13 gallons
7/6/2012 - NRC: 101.7 gallons. 12.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 796.94 gallons
7/5/2012 - NRC: 118.09 gallons. no amount given. no amount given
7/4/2012 - NRC: 47.05 gallons. no amount given. no amount given
7/3/2012 - NRC: 11 gallons. no amount given. no amount given
7/2/2012 - NRC: 0.79 gallons. no amount given. no amount given
7/1/2012 - NRC: 2.58 gallons. 4.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 108.85 gallons


June 2012
6/30/2012 - NRC: 2.75 gallons. 4.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 119.22 gallons
6/29/2012 - NRC: 9.97 gallons. 3.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 1231.56 gallons
6/28/2012 - NRC: 16.59 gallons. 3.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 404.3 gallons
6/27/2012 - NRC: 6 gallons. 6.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 331.73 gallons
6/26/2012 - NRC: 1.35 gallons. 6.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 168.46 gallons
6/25/2012 - NRC: 0.02 gallons. 0.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 10.37 gallons
6/24/2012 - NRC: 0.94 gallons. 2.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 27.21 gallons
6/23/2012 - NRC: 0.42 gallons. 3.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 68.03 gallons
6/22/2012 - NRC: 0.16 gallons. 2.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 27.21 gallons
6/21/2012 - NRC: 0.48 gallons. 3.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 98.48 gallons
6/20/2012 - NRC: 0.35 gallons. 2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 51.83 gallons
6/19/2012 - NRC: 0.46 gallons. 2.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 85.53 gallons
6/18/2012 - NRC: 3.36 gallons. 2.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 326.55 gallons
6/17/2012 - NRC: 3.38 gallons. 1.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 246.21 gallons
6/16/2012 - NRC: .03 gallons. 0.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 27.21 gallons
6/15/2012 - NRC: 7.11 gallons. 3.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 239.73 gallons
6/14/2012 - NRC: 1.87 gallons. 3.5 mile slick. 
6/13/2012 - NRC: 6.98 gallons. 3.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 287.67 gallons
6/12/2012 - NRC: 1.11 gallons. 2.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 71.27 gallons
6/11/2012 - NRC: 2.54 gallons. 3.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 132.18 gallons
6/9/2012 - NRC: 7.49 gallons. 2.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 272.13 gallons
6/8/2012 - NRC: 0.27 gallons. 1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 25.92 gallons
6/6/2012 - NRC: 7.8 gallons. 7.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 472.98 gallons
6/5/2012 - NRC: unknown gallons. 8.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 537.77 gallons
6/4/2012 - NRC: 22.18 gallons. 10.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 1679.41 gallons
6/3/2012 - NRC: 6.5 gallons. 3.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 331.73 gallons
6/2/2012 - NRC: 9.49 gallons. 3.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 342.1 gallons
6/1/2012 - NRC: 8.57 gallons. 3.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 353.76 gallons


May 2012
5/3/2012 - NRC: 2.54 gallons. 1.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 252.69 gallons  
5/2/2012 - NRC: 2.5 gallons. 1.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 217.7 gallons
5/1/2012 - NRC: 6.41 gallons. 1.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 583.13 gallons


April 2012

4/26/2012 - SkyTruth Blog: And the Underreporting Continues...
4/23/2012 - NRC: 1.48 gallons. 1.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 155.5 gallons
4/20/2012 - NRC: 4.72 gallons. 6.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 321.37 gallons
4/19/2012 - NRC: 5.3 gallons. 11.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 462.61 gallons
4/18/2012 - NRC: 3.75 gallons. 3.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 151.61 gallons

4/17/2012 - NRC: 0.29 gallons. 1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 25.92 gallons
4/16/2012 - NRC: 0.07 gallons. 0.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 32.4 gallons
4/15/2012 - NRC: 0.21 gallons. 0.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 51.83 gallons
4/14/2012 - NRC: 0.83 gallons. 1.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 168.46 gallons
4/13/2012 - NRC: 15.96 gallons. 6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 388.75 gallons
4/12/2012 - NRC: 0.64 gallons. 7.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 147.73 gallons
4/11/2012 - NRC: 5.3 gallons. 4.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 326.55 gallons
4/10/2012 - NRC: 0.58 gallons. 4.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 43.73 gallons
4/8/2012 - NRC: 8.39 gallons. 4.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 761.95 gallons
4/7/2012 - NRC: 3.2 gallons. 3.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 362.83 gallons
4/6/2012 - NRC: 4.52 gallons. 4.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 746.4 gallons
4/5/2012 - NRC: 2.51 gallons. 2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 103.67 gallons
4/4/2012 - NRC: 0.07 gallons. 0.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 12.96 gallons
4/3/2012 - NRC: 0.3 gallons. 4.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 58.31 gallons
4/2/2012 - NRC: 6 gallons. 4.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 334.33 gallons
4/1/2012 - NRC: 7.86 gallons. 2.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 187.9 gallons

March 2012
3/31/2012 - NRC: 16.26 gallons. 3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 194.38 gallons
3/30/2012 - NRC: 0.11 gallons. 0.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 18.14 gallons
3/29/2012 - NRC: 0.81 gallons. 5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 161.98 gallons
3/28/2012 - NRC: 0.57 gallons. 1.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 72.57 gallons
3/27/2012 - NRC: 0.55 gallons. 1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 38.88 gallons
3/26/2012 - NRC: 16 gallons. 7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 1088.5 gallons
3/25/2012 - NRC: 4.66 gallons. 6.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 528.7 gallons
3/23/2012 - NRC: 2.37 gallons. 2.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 93.3. gallons
3/22/2012 - NRC: 8.35 gallons. 1.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 1423.14 gallons
3/20/2012 - NRC: 0.65 gallons. 1.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 67.38 gallons
3/19/2012 - NRC: 1.25 gallons. 1.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 168.46 gallons
3/18/2012 - NRC: 0.24 gallons. 1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 38.88 gallons
3/17/2012 - NRC: 0.12 gallons. 1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 25.92 gallons
3/16/2012 - NRC: 1.94 gallons. 1.9 mile slick. SkyTruth: 9.85 gallons
3/15/2012 - NRC: 0.28 gallons. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 64.79 gallons
3/14/2012 - NRC: 3.25 gallons. 4.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 178.83 gallons
3/13/2012 - NRC: 0.07 gallons. 1.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 23.33 gallons
3/12/2012 - NRC: 1.93 gallons. 2.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 93.3 gallons
3/11/2012 - NRC: 0.28 gallons. 1.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 62.2 gallons
3/10/2012 - NRC: 3.61 gallons. 2.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 14.9 gallons
3/9/2012 - NRC: 0.19 gallons. 1.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 23.33 gallons
3/8/2012 - NRC: 0.07 gallons.
3/7/2012 - NRC: 0.12 gallons. 1.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 42.76 gallons
3/6/2012 - NRC: 12.81 gallons. 5.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 1878.97 gallons
3/5/2012 - NRC: 1.02 gallons. 
3/4/2012 - NRC: 0.95 gallons. 1.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 207.33 gallons
3/3/ 2012 - NRC: 0.08 gallons. 0.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 18.14 gallons
3/2/2012 - NRC: 0.99 gallons. 1.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 58.31 gallons
 

February 2012
2/29/2012 - NRC: 0.93 gallons. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 129.58 gallons
2/28/2012 - NRC: 1.8 gallons. 7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 136.06 gallons
2/26/2012 - NRC: 2.57 gallons. 1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 259.17 gallons 
2/23/2012 - NRC: 3.51 gallons. 4.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 228.07 gallons
2/22/2012 - NRC: 8.53 gallons. 2.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 298.04 gallons
2/21/2012 - NRC: 21.95 gallons. 7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 453.54 gallons
2/20/2012 - NRC: 0.94 gallons. 0.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 62.2 gallons
2/17/2012 - NRC: 1.59 gallons. 4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 103.67 gallons
2/15/2012 - NRC: 8.29 gallons. 2.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 342.1 gallons
2/14/2012 - NRC: 0.23 gallons. 1.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 33.69 gallons
2/13/2012 - NRC: 2.88 gallons. 1.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 93.3 gallons
2/12/2012 - NRC: 1.28 gallons. 1.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 103.67 gallons
2/11/2012 - NRC: 0.35 gallons. 1.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 58.31 gallons
2/10/2012 - NRC: 6.78 gallons. 3.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 513.15 gallons
2/9/2012 - NRC: 2.73 gallons. 1.8 mile slick. SkyTruth: 233.25 gallons
2/9/2012 - SkyTruth Report: - Taylor Oil Spill: 7 Years, 1.1 Million Gallons, Still Going
2/7/2012 - NRC: 0.2 gallons. 3.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 60.26 gallons
2/6/2012 - NRC: 2.08 gallons. 3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 116.63 gallons
2/5/2012 - NRC: 2.40 gallons. 3.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 136.06 gallons
2/4/2012 - NRC: 0.89 gallons. 2.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 93.3 gallons
2/3/2012 - NRC: 1.23 gallons. 1.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 132.18 gallons
2/2/2012 - NRC: 0.71 gallons. 1.1 mile slick. SkyTruth: 213.81 gallons
2/1/2012 - NRC: 1.66 gallons. 2.5 mile slick. SkyTruth: 323.96 gallons

January 2012
1/31/2012 - NRC: 2.45 gallons. 1.3 mile slick. SkyTruth: 84.23 gallons
1/30/2012 - NRC: 35.9 gallons. 8.6 mile slick. SkyTruth: 2228.84 gallons
1/29/2012 - NRC: 2.26 gallons. 1.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 330.44 gallons
1/28/2012 - NRC: 5.24 gallons. 5.4 mile slick. SkyTruth: 419.85 gallons
1/27/2012 - NRC: 1.55 gallons. 1.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 176.23 gallons
1/26/2012 - NRC: 0.19 gallons. 1.2 mile slick. SkyTruth: 31.1 gallons
1/25/2012 - NRC: 0.48 gallons. 0.7 mile slick. SkyTruth: 72.57 gallons
1/24/2012 - NRC: 1.46 gallon, 9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 87.47 gallons
1/22/2012 - NRC: 6.65 gallons, 5.3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 274.72 gallons
1/21/2012 - NRC: 2.52 gallons, 2.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 108.85 gallons
1/20/2012 - NRC: 0.28 gallons, 3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 19.44 gallons
1/19/2012 - NRC: 3.12 gallons, 3.8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 246.21 gallons
1/18/2012 - NRC: 2.64 gallons, 3.3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 171.05 gallons 
1/17/2012 - NRC: 2 gallons, 2.9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 188 gallons
1/16/2012 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 47 gallons
1/15/2012 - NRC: 15 gallons, 3.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 1266 gallons
1/14/2012 - NRC: no amount given, 2.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 525 gallons
1/13/2012 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 117 gallons
1/11/2012 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 52 gallons
1/10/2012 - NRC: 3 gallons, 2.2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 228 gallons
1/9/2012 - NRC: 49 gallons, 17 mile slick, SkyTruth: 886 gallons
1/8/2012 - NRC: 5 gallons, 6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 389 gallons
1/7/2012 - NRC: 33 gallons, 12.9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 1337 gallons
1/6/2012 - NRC: 36 gallons, 7.9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 512 gallons
1/5/2012 - NRC: 4 gallons, 5.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 330 gallons
1/4/2012 - NRC: 9 gallons, 2.9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 564 gallons
1/3/2012 - NRC: no amount given, 0.28 mile slick, SkyTruth: 7 gallons

2011 
December 2011
12/30/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 2.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 163 gallons
12/29/2011 - NRC: 4 gallons, 3.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 384 gallons
12/27/2011 - NRC: no amount given, 1.3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 17 gallons
12/24/2011 - NRC: 4 gallons, 15 miles slick, SkyTruth: 22,579 gallons
12/23/2011 - NRC: 5 gallons, 3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 389 gallons
12/20/2011 - NRC: 9 gallons, 4.2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 544 gallons
12/19/2011 - NRC: 6 gallons, 6.2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 402 gallons
12/18/2011 - NRC: 6 gallons, 6.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 842 gallons
12/17/2011 - NRC: 4 gallons, 3.9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 202 gallons
12/16/2011 - SkyTruth Blog: - Taylor/23051 Chronic Leak Site in Gulf: Oil Analyzed
12/15/2011 - NRC: no amount given, 1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 39 gallons
12/14/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 93 gallons
12/13/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 2.3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 60 gallons 
12/11/2011 - NRC: 3 gallons, 0.6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 116 gallons
12/10/2011 - NRC: 3 gallons, 0.8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 52 gallons
12/9/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 4.2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 136 gallons   
12/9/2011 - SkyTruth Blog - Gulf of Mexico Overflight Yesterday, Old Slicks, New Slicks
12/8/2011 - NRC: 19 gallons, 4.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 531 gallons
12/5/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 0.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 73 gallons
12/4/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 57 gallons
12/3/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 0.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 54 gallons
12/2/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 3.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 227 gallons
12/1/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 4 mile slick, SkyTruth: 156 gallons

November 2011
11/30/2011 - NRC: no amount given, 1.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 58 gallons
11/29/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 1.6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 124 gallons
11/28/2011 - NRC: no amount given, 1.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 71 gallons
11/27/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 117 gallons
11/26/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 143 gallons
11/25/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 2.3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 298 gallons
11/23/2011 - NRC: 4 gallons, 3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 389 gallons
11/22/2011 - NRC: 7 gallons, 2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 518 gallons
11/21/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 93 gallons
11/20/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon 5.6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 148 gallons
11/19/2011 - NRC: 4 gallons, 3.8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 148 gallons
11/18/2011 - NRC: 3 gallons, 3.2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 166 gallons
11/16/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 2.3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 89 gallons
11/15/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 0.9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 70 gallons
11/14/2011 - NRC: 22 gallons, 0.9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 175 gallons
11/13/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 583 gallons
11/12/2011 - NRC:  10 gallons, 6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 389 gallons
11/11/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, no slick info given. No SkyTruth Analysis due to no slick info provided.
11/9/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 19 gallons
11/8/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 2.8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 363 gallons
11/7/2011 - NRC: 7 gallons, 2.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 544 gallons
11/6/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 51 gallons
11/5/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 1.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 117 gallons
11/4/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 0.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 73 gallons
11/3/2011 - NRC: 4 gallons, 2.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 65 gallons
11/2/2011 - NRC: 7 gallons, 2.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 525 gallons

October 2011
10/31/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, no slick info given. No SkyTruth Analysis due to no slick info provided
10/30/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.4 mile slick, SkyTruth: 91 gallons
10/28/2011 - NRC: 8 gallons, 36 mile slick, SkyTruth: 4665 gallons
10/27/2011 - NRC: 16 gallons, 5.3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 343 gallons
10/26/2011 - NRC: 3 gallons, 6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 233 gallons
10/25/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 2.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 70 gallons
10/24/2011 - NRC: 4 gallons, 4.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 183 gallons
10/23/2011 - NRC: 5 gallons, 1.9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 492 gallons
10/22/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 1.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 194 gallons
10/21/2011 - NRC: 3 gallons, 2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 259 gallons
10/20/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 1.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 176 gallons
10/18/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, no slick info given. No SkyTruth Analysis due to no slick info provided.
10/17/2011 - NRC: 3 gallons, 3.8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 739 gallons
10/16/2011 - NRC: 4 gallons, 2.3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 596 gallons
10/15/2011 - NRC: 6 gallons, 2.9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 564 gallons
10/14/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 117 gallons
10/13/2011 - NRC: 4 gallons, 3.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 453 gallons
10/13/2011 - 2 Foreign Corporations say they don't own share of leaking Taylor Energy well in Gulf
10/12/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 5.4 mile slick, SkyTruth: 210 gallons
10/12/2011 - Environmentalists threaten lawsuit over Gulf oil well seepage
10/11/2011 - NRC: 0.32 gallons, 2.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 54 gallons
10/7/2011 - NRC: 0.23 gallon, 0.8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 41 gallons
10/6/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1.8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 93 gallons
10/5/2011 - NRC: 3 gallons, 2.6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 337 gallons
10/3/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 114 gallons
10/2/2011 - NRC: 0.96 gallons, 0.6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 117 gallons

September 2011
9/30/2011 - NRC: 13 gallons, 7.2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 1586 gallons
9/29/2011 - NRC:  8 gallons, 6.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 842 gallons
9/28/2011 - NRC: 6 gallons, 8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 505 gallons
9/27/2011 - NRC: 19 gallons, 4 mile slick, SkyTruth: 518 gallons
9/27/2011 - SkyTruth Blog - Taylor energy / 23051 Site - Yesterday's Oil Slick  
9/26/2011 - NRC: 1 gallons 6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 119 gallons
9/25/2011 - NRC: 6 gallons, 2.6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 202 gallons
9/24/2011 - NRC: 3 gallons, 4.4 mile slick, SkyTruth: 285 gallons
9/23/2011 - NRC: 6 gallons, 4.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 12 gallons
9/23/2011 - SkyTruth Blog - 23051: Consistently Inconsistent
9/22/2011 - NRC: 5 gallons, 4.2 mile slick, SkyTruth: 218 gallons
9/21/2011 - NRC: 6 gallons, 3 mile slick, SkyTruth: 241 gallons
9/20/2011 - NRC: 9 gallons, 6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 466 gallons
9/19/2011 - NRC: 3 gallons, 1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 130 gallons
9/18/2011 - NRC: 1 gallon, 2.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 272 gallons
9/17/2011 - NRC: 9 gallons, 3.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 1360 gallons
9/16/2011 - NRC: 4 gallons, 2.8 mile slick, SkyTruth: 544 gallons
9/15/2011 - NRC: 12 gallons, 2.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 810 gallons
9/15/2011 - SkyTruth Blog  Radar Satellite Images of BP / Deepwater Horizon Spill Area, September 11 and 14
                                   SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from Sept. 14
                                   SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from Sept. 11
9/14/2011 - NRC: 43 gal. 13.6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 2291 gallons
9/13/2011 - NRC: 2 gallons, 1.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 220 gallons
9/12/2011 - NRC: 6.47 gallons, 5.6 mile slick, SkyTruth:  217 gallons
9/12/2011 -  SkyTruth Blog - Platform 23051 Site - Still Leaking, Magically!
9/11/2011 - NRC: 4.18 gallons, 3.6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 233 gallons 
9/10/2011 - NRC: 32.8 gallons,  9.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 738 gallons
                                  MODIS image shows a 35 mile long slick,
9/9/2011 - NRC: unknown quantity, 6 mile slick, SkyTruth: 116 gallons
9/8/2011 - NRC: unknown quantity, 3.1 mile slick, SkyTruth: 13684 gallons
9/8/2011 - SkyTruth Blog - Gulf Overflight and Radar Image (August 30) Now in Google Earth 
9/7/2011 - NRC: 0.4 gallons,  2.7 mile slick, SkyTruth: 35 gallons
9/6/2011 - NRC: 3.8 gallons, 1.9 mile slick, SkyTruth: 197 gallons
9/2/2011 - SkyTruth Blog Radar Satellite Image Shows Oil Slicks Seen August 30
9/1/2011 - NRC: .0000027 gallons (.000345 fluid ounces), SkyTruth: 1.94 gallons

August 2011
8/31/2011 - NRC:  0.78 gallons, 5.5 mile slick, SkyTruth: 36 gallons
8/31/2011 - SkyTruth Image Analysis - SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from August 30
8/23/2011 - SkyTruth Blog - Everything Old Is New Again
8/12/2011 - New slick, 15 miles long seen at 23051, no NRC report


July 2011
7/31/2011 - MODIS image - 6-mile long slick at 23051, no NRC report
7/15/2011 - SkyTruth Blog - Ongoing Leak at Platform 23051 Site - Anybody Home? 
7/8/2011 -   SkyTruth BlogOil Slick from Platform 23051 Site - Aerial Video
7/1/2011 -   On Wings of Care - Video: Oil Slick Overflight 

June 2011
6/30/2011 - SkyTruth Blog - Oil Slicks in Gulf of Mexico
6/29/2011 - SkyTruth Blog - Oil Slick at Platform 23051 Site, Gulf of Mexico
           SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from June 28
           SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from June 28
           SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from June 19 
           SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from June 19

May 2011
5/11/2011 - SkyTruth Blog - Oil Spill at Platform 23051 Site, Gulf of Mexico
           SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from May 11
           SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from May 11

March 2011
3/22/2011 - SkyTruth Blog - Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Last Weekend - Questions Remain
           SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from Mar 22



2010


December 2010
12/1/2010 -   SkyTruth Blog - Platform 23051 / Ocean Saratoga Site Revisited
           Photo (c) Gerry Ellis/Minden Pictures courtesy Southwings
           Photo (c) Gerry Ellis/Minden Pictures courtesy Southwings

November 2010
11/4/2010 -  Insurance and Reinsurance Report  
Insurer Held Responsible For Cost Of Drilling Relief Wells As Part of Cleanup Effort Of Offshore Oil Facility Damaged By Hurricane  -  TAYLOR ENERGY V. UNDERWRITERS AT LLOYD’S (E.D. Louisiana October 29, 2010)

July 2010
7/2/2010  - SkyTruth Blog - Platform 23051 / Ocean Saratoga Site Revisited

           Image by J. Henry Fair
           Image by J. Henry Fair 

June 2010
6/21/2010 - SkyTruth Blog - Leaking Well at Platform 23051 - What Rate?
6/18/2010 - SkyTruth Blog - Leaking Well at Platform 23051 Location - New Images
           SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis from June 10 & June 18
6/10/2010 - SkyTruth Blog - Platform 23051 vs. Ocean Saratoga Rig - Not the Same Thing?


6/8/2010 -  Fox News Article "Second Spill Not a Major Leak - Energy Company"

6/8/2010 - ENS-Newswire article
QUOTE: "As a result of deploying three subsurface containment domes and performing six successful well interventions, the initial average observed sheen volume of nine gallons per day has been substantially reduced," Taylor Energy said.

6/7/2010  -  Hurricane Creek Keeper - Video: A New Source? Flyover 6/5/10
6/6/2010  -  SkyTruth Blog - Routine Gulf Monitoring - Here's Why We Need It
            Image by J. Henry Fair
6/4/2010 -   SkyTruth Blog - Possible Leak from Platform 23051
6/3/2010 -   SkyTruth Blog - Gulf of Mexico - Time to Get Serious About Routine Satellite Monitoring

May 2010
5/15/2010 - SkyTruth Blog - BP/Gulf Oil Spill - Slick Getting Bigger?
            SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis

April 2010
4/25/2010 through May 18 - SkyTruth Satellite Image Analysis

2009


May 2009
5/29/2009 - SkyTruth Satellite Image: 75.5 square mile slick


2008


June 2008
6/26/2008 - SkyTruth Satellite Image: 48 square mile slick
6/13/2008 - SkyTruth Satellite Image: 53.7 square mile slick


May 2008
5/19/2008 - SkyTruth Satellite Image: 37.6 square mile slick


April 2008
4/23/2008 - SkyTruth Satellite Image: 116 square mile slick

2007


August 2007
8/11/2007 - SkyTruth Satellite Image: 53.7 square mile slick 


June 2007
6/17/2007 - SkyTruth Satellite Image: 18 square mile slick

2004
9/15/2004 - BOEMRE website
QUOTE: As of March 2005, Taylor Energy was able to verify that the pipeline is still holding. It is estimated that there is a maximum of 1,720 barrels dehydrated crude oil in the buried segments (which is the worst case spill estimate) which could be released as a result of the mudslide and/or during the recovery of the pipeline. A revised, more accurate (and possibly greatly reduced) estimate of oil released will not be available until the pipeline is fully decommissioned. As of July 2007, Taylor Energy has had to continue to postpone further efforts to evacuate the pipeline until excavations to locate and secure the wells associated with the lost platform have been completed.

LINK TO THE FIRST NRC REPORT OF 9/17/04 LISTS .23 GALLONS OF OIL SPILLED

1995
4/26/1995 - BOEMRE website 
An initiative of the U.S. Department of the Interior's
Minerals Management Service (MMS) got a boost from the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) today with the announcement that DOE
has awarded $500,000 to Taylor Energy of New Orleans, LA to
document procedures and costs associated with developing and
implementing a Safety and Environmental Management Plan (SEMP).
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