Exxon Mobil starts cleanup procedures after oil pipeline spill image

Exxon Mobil Corp., the largest company in the world by market revenue, said Monday that it is cleaning up oil that spilled from a company pipeline in rural Louisiana, Dow Jones reports.

The company says the pipeline was shut down Saturday night after a loss of pressure. About 80,000 gallons were lost. No injuries have been reported. The company doesn’t yet know what caused the pipeline to break.

“ExxonMobil Pipeline Company regrets that this spill has occurred and we apologize for any disruption or inconvenience,” said Karen Tyrone, an Exxon executive, in a press release.

“Our crews will be on location until the cleanup has been completed. Fortunately the oil was contained in the immediate area which will enhance our recovery efforts.”

The US based giant said a series of special vacuum trucks are cleaning up the site, and air is being monitored for quality.

Last July, Exxon’ Silvertip pipeline spilled about 1,000 barrels of oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana, an accident that the company said cost it about $135 million.
Shares in Exxon were down less than 1 percent in premarket trading at $85.8 per share.

  • phyllis

    This is what is going to happen almost weekly if the pppipelines continue to be built wihout QUALITY CONTROL 24/7. An apology,please!