US Tesoro cleaning up 20,000 bbl pipeline spill of Bakken oil

11 October 2013 20:40  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Tesoro is working with state and federal officials as it cleans up a 20,000 bbl spill of Bakken shale oil from a leaking pipeline in North Dakota, the US refiner and logistics company said on Friday.

The pipeline has been shut down and repairs and an investigation into the cause of the leak are underway, Tesoro said.

Cost of cleanup and remediation is estimated at $4m (€3m), the company added.

The spill was in a rural field northeast of the town of Tioga. No injuries or issues with water or wildlife have been reported as a result of the pipeline release, Tesoro and state officials said.

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the North Dakota Department of Health and other public safety and regulatory agencies are working with Tesoro on the incident.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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