8:45 a.m. Morning Update

According to the update we were provided on yesterday, Texas Brine is a bit ahead of schedule as the cement cure time is set for 10:00 p.m. and drilling operations will resume.

PLEASE BE ADVISED! Chevron will be depressurizing their pipeline adjacent to the cavern today (around lunch time). Expect a loud noise while this is being performed – this could last approximately an hour.

All command posts with the exception of State Police are back on site in Bayou Corne. State Police is currently in Plaquemines parish and while their post may not return here, a Haz-Mat team will be dispatched.