UPDATED: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 11:06am
Bayou Corne, La. (NBC33) There's a bubbling brew coming up from the bayou. Denis Landry first spotted the bubbles on Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish back on May 30th, when he reported it to officials.
"My wife and I took a boat ride down Bayou Corne and noticed more bubbling than usual," said Landry.
Residents said the bubbles grew larger and became more frequent, some even report that they've felt their homes shake from the activity.
"My mobile home is shaking a lot," said Wallace Cavalier. "All time of day and night, it wakes me up and it scares me."...
Officials investigate bayou gas bubbles
River Parishes bureau
July 05, 2012
GRAND BAYOU Assumption Parish authorities on Tuesday were investigating the source of natural gas that is bubbling up from water in parish bayous but say it poses no risk of igniting and catching fire.
Assumption Parish emergency officials do not know the origin of the gas bubbles, which have been spotted in the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou areas, but have determined the bubbles are natural gas and not due to swamp gas, a parish news release says.
John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said the gas emissions contain methane, ethane and propane, which is an indication it is likely from oil and a gas exploration.
The swampy area has underwater pipelines and salt dome caverns used for natural gas storage....