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Sick of Oil Spills

Posted by feww on July 18, 2011

BP Alaskan pipeline at Lisburne field ruptures spilling methanol and oil onto the tundra

Up to 4,200 gallons of a mixture of “methanol and oily water” was spilled after a rupture which occurred on Saturday, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said.

Lisburne comes under the management of the Greater Prudhoe Bay Unit and was reportedly undergoing maintenance work.

Prudhoe Bay oil field (PBOF), located on Alaska’s North Slope, is the largest oil field in North America. It’s operated by BP and its partners ExxonMobiland ConocoPhillips Alaska.

Covering an area of about 86,000 ha,  PBOF was initially estimated as containing about 25 billion barrels of crude. The field is located about 640 km north of Fairbanks (1,050 km north of Anchorage), some 400 km north of the Arctic Circle (1,900 km from the North Pole).

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ExxonMobil pipeline leak into Yellowstone River forces evacuations

Posted by feww on July 3, 2011

Crude oil spill from an ExxonMobil pipeline into Montana’s Yellowstone River forces evacuations of nearby residents: Report

The spill came from a crude oil pipeline that runs from Silver Tip to Billings, Montana, according to the ExxonMobil Pipeline Company.

Nearby residents in Laurel, Montana, were evacuated in the early hours the morning but were allowed to return to their homes later in the morning, according to Laurel City Fire and Ambulance services.

“Evacuation orders for all of Yellowstone County have been lifted,” the emergency services spokesman said.

The Yellowstone Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Yellowstone River, a major tributary of the Missouri River, is about 1,120km (~700  miles) long and runs in the western United States. The river and its tributaries drain a wide area stretching from the Rocky Mountains across  southern Montana and northern Wyoming. Photo credit: Scott Catron, GNU license. Click image to enlarge.

Cause of Rupture, Size of Rupture UNKNOWN!!

“Exxon said the cause of the rupture was not yet known and it was unclear how much oil had been released,” a report quoted the company as saying.

“We recognize the seriousness of this incident and are working hard to address it,” the company said.

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Posted by feww on March 5, 2010


The largest oil exporter to the United States,  Canada extracts about 50 percent of its crude oil supplies from the dirty oil sands.

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