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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