Olympic Pipeline Repaired

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 10:11 AM gHale


The pipeline that connects four north Puget Sound oil refineries with Seattle and Portland is operating again after workers fixed a leak at Burlington, WA.

The 400-mile Olympic Pipeline, operated by BP, runs from Blaine to Portland and it carries diesel and gasoline for consumers along with jet fuel for Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport and Portland International Airport.

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BP spokesman Scott Dean said the line shut down Nov. 5 and resumed full operations this past Monday. He said the fuel had leaked from a half-inch valve fitting.

The Skagit Valley Herald reported about 60 gallons of mixed fuel spilled. The state Ecology Department ordered a cleanup and repairs.

While the leak was not huge, Dean said it took quite some time to find it because they initially thought it was residue from a previous spill.



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