On Saturday morning, October 2,2021, an oil leak was observed by employees of an oil-processing plant, operated by subsidiary of Amplify Energy called Beta Offshore, off the coast of California’s Huntington Beach. The leak was first observed by employees.
A ruptured underwater pipeline that delivers oil from the platform was identified as the source of the leak. The pipeline connects the processing facility with local refineries onshore.
In total, it is believed that 127,000 gallons of crude oil was leaked into the Pacific Ocean (3,111 barrels), raising concern about the economic and wildlife impact that the spill will have on the area.
The company responsible for the spill, is Houston-based Amplify Energy Corp. Speaking of the spill, the company’s Chief Executive, Martyn Willsher, has vowed “We will do everything in our power to ensure that this is recovered as quickly as possible.”
The Coast Guard has committed to a round-the-clock investigation to determine the cause of the spill. Amplify Energy said it is working with authorities, both federal and state.
Firsthand Footage Showing Oil Spill
To fully understand the scope of the oil spill, our team visited the area. The video below was captured by one of our lawyers. You can see in the video, oil sitting on the surface of the water.
Economic Loss from Oil Spill
Whether directly or indirectly, the success of many Orange County businesses depend on a viable coastline. A devastated coastline will destroy industries from fishing and farming, to tourism.
Taking Legal Action Against Amplify Energy
If your business has been negatively impacted by the oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach, you have legal recourse. We are helping oil spill victims obtain financial compensation for their losses, and holding those responsible, accountable for their actions.
To learn how we can help you, please contact us today. 888.845.9696