31 Mar '13, 11am

Major spill from the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas

Major spill from the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas 31 March 2013 Route of the Pegasus pipeline. Source: ExxonMobil. Click to enlarge. A breach in ExxonMobil’s Pegasus crude oil pipeline occurred late Friday afternoon near Mayflower, AR (about 20 miles north northwest of Little Rock and at the southeastern end of the Lake Conway reservoir). The pipeline has been shut in and crews are working to contain the spill. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizes the incident as a “major spill”—i.e., greater than 250 barrels (10,500 gallons). ExxonMobil said that it observed a few thousand barrels of oil in the area (approximately 84,000 gallons), but is staging a response for more than 10,000 barrels (420,000 gallons) to be conservative. The cause of the spill is under investigation. Area of the spill in Mayflower. Source: City of Mayflower. Click to enlarg...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/03/pegasus-20130331....

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