‘Major Spill’ After Exxon Pipe Ruptures in U.S.
An Exxon Mobil crude oil pipeline ruptured near the town of Mayflower in the US state of Arkansas, spilling thousands of barrels of oil, the company said.
Exxon shut the 50-centimetre Pegasus pipeline, which carries crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, to the Gulf Coast, after the leak was discovered on Friday afternoon.
Exxon, which was hit with a $1.7m fine by regulators this week over a 2011 spill in the Yellowstone River, said a few thousand barrels of oil had been observed. [more]
Related: Read more on the Keystone Pipeline decision and the two tar sands spills that occurred this week.
Photo Credit: (Reuters)
The spill is estimated to be at least 10,000 barrels in size. Pretty crazy stuff.