US Chevron pledges to fix Utah pipeline problems

28 March 2013 21:32  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Safety and environmental protection are core values for Chevron, the US-based company said on Thursday in response to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s voiced displeasure over a series of spills from the company’s pipelines in his state.

In a televised news conference, Herbert said his state as well as the federal government need to do more to ensure pipeline safety following the third Chevron pipeline spill in as many years in his state.

Last week, a pipeline in Willard Bay State Park leaked approximately 27,000 gal (102,000 litres) of diesel into marshes in the park. State officials are crediting a beaver dam with containing the spill.

Chevron spokesperson Gareth Johnstone said the company is fully engaged in cleaning up the spill and fixing the pipeline problems.

“Chevron Pipe Line Company regrets this incident, and we are committed to remediating the affected area and mitigating all impacts on the environment,” Johnstone said in an emailed statement. “We have activated extensive resources in response to this incident, including having more than 130 workers undertaking cleanup operations 24 hours a day.”

“Safety and environmental protection are core values for Chevron, and throughout this incident we continue to work with state and federal authorities,” he said.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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