More BP problems: ‘Leak’ shuts down trans-Alaska oil pipeline — “Looking for secondary releases”


Leak at Pump Station 1 shuts down pipeline, Anchorage Daily News, January 8th, 2011:

The 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline remained shut down late Saturday after crews discovered a leak at Pump Station 1 on the North Slope earlier in the morning. ...

Vapors from the oil were above safety and health levels, according to the DEC. ...

"The state ramped up the response for the release at hand, but we're also looking for secondary releases," [Alaska's on-scene coordinator Tom DeRuyter from Alyeska's emergency operations] said. ...

BP runs most of the oil fields on behalf of itself and the other leaseholders.

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Wikipedia:

The major owner of the company is BP with 46.93% of the shares...

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