Exxon Mobil Pipeline Leaks in TX

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 08:10 AM gHale


Crews continued the cleanup effort Sunday from a pipeline oil leak in Marion, TX.

The leak ended up discovered Wednesday in Guadalupe County. Since then, over two dozen men have been working in the rural area to remove much of the dirt soaked with refined oil.

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There are two pipelines that run through the area: One belongs to the Koch Company and the other to Exxon Mobil.

Both companies had investigators in the area to determine what company was responsible for the leak. Late Saturday night, Exxon claimed responsibility in a statement.

“An estimate on the total amount of the release is unknown, and an investigation is under way,” part of the statement read.

Exxon officials also said they shut down the line and they will not reopen it until they are confident it is safe to do so.

The pipeline delivers refined products from Baytown to South Houston and San Antonio.

Crews on the scene installed booms to keep the product from seeping into a nearby tributary that feeds into the Santa Clara Creek.

There is no timetable as to when workers will complete the cleanup and the pipeline can reopen.



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