Exxon Pipeline Release in Yellowstone

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07/02/11 – 10:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time (U.S. and Canada)

Statement by ExxonMobil Pipeline Company Regarding Crude Oil Release into Yellowstone River in Montana

Dang it… It’s not even fun to be right anymore!

http://www.exxonmobil.com

July 02, 2011 01:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time 

Statement by ExxonMobil Pipeline Company Regarding Crude Oil Release into Yellowstone River in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil Pipeline Company issued the following statement concerning a crude release into the Yellowstone River in Montana:

“Early on the morning of July 2, we discovered an undetermined amount of crude oil was released into the Yellowstone River from an ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (EMPCo) pipeline. EMPCo deeply regrets this release and is working hard with local emergency authorities to mitigate the impacts of this release on the surrounding communities and to the environment.

The release originated from a 12” crude pipeline operated by EMPCo that runs from Silver Tip, MT to Billings, MT. The pipeline has been shutdown and the segment where the release occurred has been isolated. All appropriate state and federal authorities have been alerted.

At this early stage, we have no information on the cause of the incident, and we are working to determine the amount of oil released. ExxonMobil has activated its North American Regional Response Team to assist in the clean up efforts. A claims number 1-888-382-0043 has also been established to assist individuals who might have been impacted by this event.

We recognize the seriousness of this incident and are working hard to address it. Our principal focus is on protecting the safety and health of the public and our employees. We will, of course, also begin a thorough investigation of the cause of this unfortunate event. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.”

About ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. For more information, visit www.exxonmobil.com.

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Source: Market Wire

Funny… Last week when we were talking about it, it was a conspiracy theory.

Ruptured pipeline sends oil coursing down the Yellowstone River

Story/ article here with video

Here is another link with pictures of Yellowstone oil spill
short version for twitter:  bit.ly/lvh81a

Cincinnati – appears to be related to the flooding ??

Interesting Laurel Montana is known for it’s July 4 fireworks. I heard on the news over the weekend that some communities are NOT having fireworks because of the dry hot weather calling it “Patriotic” not to have fireworks.  Then next year or in the future there will be a precedent for skipping fireworks.

Exxon oil spill in Mont. river prompts evacuations

An ExxonMobil pipeline that runs under the Yellowstone River near Billings in south-central Montana ruptured and dumped an unknown amount of oil into the waterway, prompting temporary evacuations along the river Saturday morning.

Full story: WXIX-TV Cincinnati

An ExxonMobil pipeline that runs under the Yellowstone River near Billings in south-central Montana ruptured and dumped an unknown amount of oil into the waterway, prompting temporary evacuations along the river Saturday morning

h/t to Jean Stoner and Tim Algier

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1 Response to Exxon Pipeline Release in Yellowstone

  1. rhm85 says:

    It stopped being fun to be right some time ago…

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