• 3 minutes Nucelar Deal Is Dead? Iran Distances Itself Further From ND, Alarming Russia And France
  • 5 minutes Don Jr. Tweets name Ukraine Whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella. Worked for CIA during Obama Administration, Hold over to Trump National Security Counsel under Gen McCallister, more . . . .
  • 9 minutes Shale pioneer Chesepeak will file bankruptcy soon. FINALLY ! The consolidation begins
  • 12 minutes China's Blueprint For Global Power
  • 1 hour EU has already lost the Trump vs. EU Trade War
  • 26 mins Pioneer's Sheffield in Doghouse. Oil upset his bragging about Shale hurt prices. Now on campaign to lower expectations, prop up price.
  • 40 mins Tesla Launches Faster Third Generation Supercharger
  • 37 mins ''Err ... but Trump ...?'' *sniff
  • 3 hours China's Renewables Boom Hits the Wall
  • 2 hours Passerby doused with flammable liquid and set on fire by peaceful protesters
  • 10 hours Who writes this stuff? "Crude Prices Swing Between Gains, Losses"
  • 1 min What are the odds of 4 U.S. politicians all having children working for Ukraine Gas Companies?
  • 9 hours Crazy Stories From Round The World
  • 20 hours Haaretz article series _ Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Turmoil | Part 1 - Oil Empire
Alt Text

Chinese Scientists Find New Way To Clean Up Oil Spills

Chinese scientists have invented a…

Alt Text

BP To Take Final Hit On 2010 Disaster

British Petroleum is set to…

Alt Text

The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills

Scientists have discovered a rod-shaped…

Jen Alic

Jen Alic

 

More Info

Premium Content

Exxon Oil Spill in Arkansas, Keystone Spoiler?

The rupture of an Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) pipeline on 29 March in Mayflower, Arkansas, just northwest of Little Rock, adds to Keystone XL’s woes as the public tallies recent oil spills and

So far, Exxon has managed to collect around 12,000 barrels of oil and contaminated water from the spill, but not before some 22 homes were evacuated.

Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline carries up to 96,000 barrels a day, running from Patoka, Illinois to Nederland, Texas.

The Arkansas spill adds to the tally of 364 spills last year alone from US pipeline ruptures. In total, some 54,000 barrels of oil and refined products have been leaked over the course of this year and last (not counting the “little” leaks).

Related article: Exxon Mobil Oil Spill Turns Residential Roads into Rivers of Oil

It’s bad timing for Keystone XL, which just saw a small victory on 22 March when the Senate approved in a 62-37 vote a non-binding resolution supporting the development of the pipeline project. Keystone XL would carry over 800,000 barrels of Canadian diluted bitumen daily to US Gulf Coast refineries. Environmentalists argue that this diluted bitumen is more corrosive and more difficult to clean up than conventional heavy crude.

Right now, the Obama administration is waiting for the opinion of the State Department on the project, which must weigh in on the issue because the pipeline crosses an international border.

The Exxon Arkansas spill follows the Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) spill of over 843,000 gallons of diluted bitumen in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2010.

By. Jen Alic of Oilprice.com




Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage



Leave a comment

Leave a comment




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play