Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ExxonMobil restarts Pegasus pipeline closed after Mayflower oil spill; operating in Texas

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Posted: July 30, 2014 - 1:55 pm
Last Updated: July 30, 2014 - 1:59 pm 

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — ExxonMobil has restarted a section of its Pegasus pipeline in Texas more than a year after a crude oil spill in central Arkansas forced the company to shut down the entire line, a spokesman said.

The southern portions of the pipeline were restarted on July 9, ExxonMobil spokesman Aaron Styrk told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ( ) in an email. The Texas section includes a 205-mile segment between Corsicana and Beaumont and a 6-mile segment between Beaumont and Nederland.

The Pegasus pipeline ruptured in March 2013 in Mayflower's Northwoods subdivision, sending an estimated 210,000 gallons of heavy crude into the neighborhood, drainage ditches and Lake Conway. Authorities have said the oil did not reach the main portion of the lake.  MORE

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