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Exxon Oil Spill in Arkansas, Keystone Spoiler?

by Jen Alic, Oil Price:

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).

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