ExxonMobil cleanup crude oil spills at Torbert site

ExxonMobil cleanup crude oil spills at Torbert site

6:57 AM, 2nd May 2012
ExxonMobil cleanup crude oil spills at Torbert site

TORBERT, US: ExxonMobil Pipeline Company is continuing the cleanup operations at the site of crude oil spills on remote rural property near Torbert, Louisiana, US. The oil from the North Line crude pipeline was contained in the immediate area and recovery efforts began on Sunday. Crews used vacuum trucks to recover the oil. There were no injuries. Air quality monitoring was conducted in the impacted area and confirmed no danger to the public. Additional air monitoring will continue.

The cleanup is being coordinated with local authorities, including the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Notification to the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies has taken place. The cause of the spill is under investigation. A preliminary estimate of approximately 1,900 barrels of oil was provided to regulatory authorities. An early spill volume estimate is required to support planning of response efforts by regulatory agencies and other responders.

“ExxonMobil Pipeline Company regrets that this spill has occurred and we apologize for any disruption or inconvenience. Our crews will be on location until the cleanup has been completed. Fortunately the oil was contained in the immediate area which will enhance our recovery efforts,” said Karen Tyrone, Southern Operations Manager, ExxonMobil.

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