bp pipeline leaks oily mixture onto alaskan tundra - oil spill pads
BP reported another pipeline leak in the Alaska oil field, frustrating the oil giant's efforts to rebuild its reputation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP said on Monday that a pipeline of the 30,000 barrels of Lisburn oil field currently closed due to maintenance broke during testing and spilled a mixture of methanol and oily water on the tundraThe London-
Alaska-based pipeline oil spill has a long history.
An accident in the United States that damaged its public imageS.
About 40% of the assets are here.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Protection said the leak occurred on Saturday, with a leak of 2,100 to 4,200 gallons.
A spokesman for BP said the clean-up is in progress and the company will "determine the reason at the right time.
"According to the records of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Lisburn, managed as part of the greater pollahoe Bay unit, has not produced oil since June 18, indicating the need for maintenance work that has been shut down for a long time
The spokesman said the oil field has been carrying out "annual maintenance ".
"The explosion of BP's Macondo oil well has caused the worst oil spill in the United States at sea. S.
History, spewing nearly 5 million barrels of oil to the Gulf region, making BP the future of the United StatesS. at risk.
Previous problems, including the Alaska corrosion pipeline leak and the deadly explosion at the Texas refinery in 2005, have made the company less reputable in terms of safety, and analysts say if growth is to continue in North America, it needs to solve the problem.
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Alaska officials say production at the entire Lisburn field was still shut down when the oil spill was resolved.
State television Tom DeRuyter said immediate efforts were focused on containment and cleanup
Ministry of Environmental Protection field coordinator. The methanol-
The water mixture produced has spread to wet tundra and gravel pads, which poses a risk to slow transport
The vegetation that is growing, says DeRuyter.
"You are actively growing plants and they are very vulnerable to contaminants," he said . ".
The pipeline must also be dug out in order to investigate the cause of its failure, he said.
DeRuyter said that it may take a relatively long wait to resume normal operations in the region.
"I think they are considering getting the mat back before freezing --up,” he said.