02 May 2013 19:23 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based ExxonMobil received on Thursday approval to finish repairing the Pegasus pipeline in Donaphin, Missouri, where a small leak was discovered earlier in the week, the company said.
About 1bbl of oil had leaked from the pipeline, ExxonMobil said. The pipeline is out of service.
Once the repair work is completed, ExxonMobil can refill the site with new soil, the company said. That should happen later in the day.
The company and regulators are investigating the cause of the leak.
A section of the Pegasus pipeline had a much larger spill in Arkansas on 29 March, where about 5,000 bbl of oil were released.
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