Texas Brine Operation in Iberville Parish, not far from Bayou Corne + NEWS

Texas Brine took Bayou Corne off its website list of brine storage locations.

In Louisiana they list 2 places, Grand Bayou, in NW Louisiana and White Castle. White Castle is just north from Donaldsonville.

MAP –  https://goo.gl/maps/oQtS5EHDuv12

We are just noting this location is under 12 miles from Bayou Corne –


Let’s look at The Cote Blanche Dome, in White Castle. Paper from THE CENTER FOR LAND USE INTERPRETATION (lots of information). They call the spot an injection field so maybe a lot of companies use it. We are looking around to see if Texas Brine just has a field office there or do they own a storage cavern there.

Here is a little more from 2014 – they were proposing to make a salt cavern there –

Critical events arising from the use of salt domes for brine production and storage purposes include the 1980 collapse of the salt mine on Jefferson Island and the closure of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at Weeks Island due to sinkhole development. More recent events including the collapse of a brine cavern on the Napoleonville Dome and the proposed cavern storage of natural gas adjacent to an active salt mine at Cote Blanche.

This paper examines operations and concerns at Napoleonville and Cote Blanche. The Napoleonville Dome is used for brine production and storage of both natural gas and liquid petroleum gas. Underground mining of salt at Cote Blanche presents different concerns with proposed cavern construction and storage situated adjacent to mining operations. These operations emphasize the importance of understanding all aspects of safety and technical feasibility of using salt caverns for these purposes. Most critical is the need for accurate geological understanding of salt boundary and anomalous zones locations.


This next paper says Cote Blanche is in St. Mary Parish … but maybe it crosses Parish lines(?)

1993 paper from DOE on the Strategic Petroleum Reserves has some on Cote Blanche.


On page 17  they are talking about 24 wellheads. So maybe Texas Brine uses a part of the salt dome for their storage. We don’t know for sure.

A 2009 story – The INDCote Blanche salt dome eyed for natural gas storage

“The storage caverns would be located in the Cote Blanche salt dome, site of the North American Salt Co. at Cote Blanche Island. The salt mine company hired LSU civil engineering professor Robert Thoms to assess the risk to the mine workers. Thoms, a former adviser for FERC, found potential for the compressed natural gas to leak into the mine, putting the 150 salt mine workers in jeopardy.”

Also – The Daily Iberian‘Risk’ with gas facilityProposed Cote Blanche Island natural gas storage facility questioned in report by LSU professor




The Advocate – New cancer-causing danger in Baton Rouge-New Orleans corridor, EPA report says

” . . . Three years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared that St. John the Baptist Parish had the highest cancer risk from airborne pollutants nationwide because of the “likely carcinogen” chloroprene.

Now, the most recent National Air Toxics Assessment conducted by the EPA notes dangers from ethylene oxide. Some areas on the east side of the Mississippi River, around St. Gabriel and Geismar, are at more than twice the risk for certain cancers as their neighbors on the west side, where there are fewer petrochemical facilities. The numbers are even more staggering downstream. . . “

Zero HedgeAnother Trillion-Dollar Unfunded Liability: Running The Hurricane Numbers

” . . . We’ve been encouraging people (through Federal Flood Insurance, artificially-low interest rates and state/local greed) to move from the interior of the country to the coasts, raising the population density of sunny but stormy locales like the Carolinas and South Florida”

Water Emergency in Concordia Parish –

“Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a water emergency involving an east-central Louisiana water system after finding out that the system’s contracted operator is no longer running the system because it hasn’t been paid. The order involves the Clayton water system in Concordia Parish, which borders the Mississippi River in eastern central Louisiana. Health officials say without an operator, the water would become undrinkable in less than 24 hours.” . . . (more)

Parish Map

New Tropical Storm in the Gulf will head to Florida Panhandle, not LouisianaTropical storm expected to form in Gulf and make landfall in Florida panhandle, NHC says

Forgotten Bayou Trailer + Catching Up with Videos

Jan. 23 – WAFB – Woman documents the effects of giant sinkhole on the community < has video

LINK – http://youtu.be/8nc8SBxPO0k

LINK –  http://youtu.be/xVleFaXLFrM

LINK – http://youtu.be/xYKQZONATDY

This fly over footage is from last April — we want a NEW fly over!

LINK – http://youtu.be/dCGR4_0lG8s

LINK – http://youtu.be/YVua0XJlIxg

LINK – http://youtu.be/zTrao_82dtI

Louisiana sinking 1 football field an hour – Henning Kemner

LINK – http://youtu.be/2KbgIusT8IE

A summary of events

Residents with the monitors in their homes have moved away … but people just outside the declared danger zone have no compensation or relief.

LINK – http://youtu.be/sA4ZuTGUo1Y

LINK – http://youtu.be/kwUWl4IRRXg

Coming up: PBS show- Sinkholes—Buried Alive – The catastrophic collapse of the ground beneath our feet is a growing worldwide hazard. Airing January 28, 2015 at 9 pm [EST] on PBS

The Advertiser “The sinkhole at Bayou Corne  smile3 will be featured in a scientific look at what causes sinkholes and the destruction they can bring when “Sinkholes — Buried Alive” premieres on NOVA and Louisiana Public Broadcasting at 9 p.m. Jan. 28.”


LINK – http://youtu.be/ivcfBlyQJ5Q

Why is Australia Co. Drilling Salt Dome in Texas?

WTeff????   Hate to swear . . . but



$3,157,635 raised from exercise of options and placement

Company well-funded to continue aggressive US and Australian activities

• First well in exploration programme approaching key targets

• Oil production from the Allen Dome North flank climbs to a steady 100 bopd

Australian oil and gas company Titan Energy Ltd (ASX: TTE) (Titan Energy or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on recent financing undertakings and its exploration and remedial activities at the Allen Dome Salt Dome field in Texas. . . .


[snip] . . . . “The Company is also pleased to report that drilling operations are continuing at its first exploration well at the Allen Dome oil field in Texas, Reese #10.
After overcoming initial mechanical issues, Reese #10 is now at a depth of 1,800 feet. Providing that drilling activity is not further interrupted, the well is on schedule to reach its pre-drill planned Total Depth of 5,200 feet within the next few days. It will then be logged and evaluated for a possible completion attempt.
The well is targeting five potential zones, each of which has been assessed to have the potential of producing 50 barrels of oil per day (bopd), or more.”

Allen Dome background

The Allen Dome salt dome is located approximately 80 km south of Houston, Texas in
Brazoria County.
Oil production from the dome flanks began in the 1920’s with cumulative oil production over 800,000 barrels to date from less than 20 wells. Less than 50 wells have been drilled on the dome flanks, all of which were located utilising subsurface well information.
Titan Energy is confident that modern exploration and drilling technology will lead to a significant increase from the moderate current production levels.


Their press release –  Titan Energy raises A$3.16M, continues Texas oil and gas drilling

Drill, Baby, Drill . . .  on a Salt Dome??? Haven’t they learned their lesson??  And, why, oh, why is the US getting all these foreign companies (like BP, Titan etc.)  into Wyoming, the Gulf of Mexico, Texas in the first place?? Big give away!

Explanation of Salt Dome, Caverns & Wells at the Sinkhole

Neatly described in the Examiner

“The 1-mile by 3-mile oil and gas industry Napoleonville Salt Dome has 53 storage caverns, 23 storage wells and 36 brine wells that it rents to seven different companies, Dow Chemical using more than any of the other companies, according to DNR.”

from –  State blames one company for gassy sinkhole, orders more seismic monitors

Lake Peigneur Residents File Petition Against Dangerous Salt Dome at Jefferson Island

Bubbling- Lake Peigneur – Assumption Parish

We, the citizens of Vermilion, Iberia parishes and Louisiana are filing this petition, this 24th day of August in 2012 regarding the issue of AGL Resources/ Jefferson Island Storage Hub’ s natural gas salt dome cavern expansion at the Jefferson Island Salt Dome under Lake Peigneur.
Currently, at the Napoleanville Salt Dome in Assumption Parish, Louisiana a catastrophe involving a giant sink-hole grows daily.  About Lake Peigneur    Contamination of drinking water and earth from salt cavern gas storage leakage into the drinking water has resulted in evacuation of hundreds of residents with an unknown future. . . .


The PETITION:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/569/236/749/save-lake-peigneur/

A short video on an earlier disaster at Lake Peigneur: