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NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 1:51:23 AM

While questions over the severity of ExxonMobil’s March 29 oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas still remain, the same pipeline has now ruptured, this time to the north, in Missouri.

The 70-year-old Pegasus pipeline, which released thousands of barrels of tar sands oil in Arkansas, has now caused another, albeit far smaller incident in Ripley County, Missouri, 200 miles north of Mayflower, Arkansas.

A resident notified ExxonMobil after spotting a patch of oil and dead vegetation in their yard outside the town of Doniphan, according to Reuters.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 10:59:25 AM

Nothing wrong with the law Honda, and inspections are overseen by humans, nothing and no one is perfect.

The amazing thing to look at is just how rare leaks are when one considers the hundreds of thousands of miles of existing pipelines. Unfortunately those numbers just don't sell press.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 5:09:54 AM

obviously something is wrong with the law or the inspectors (or both), if pipeline problems (or pending problems) were not noticed during routine inspections.
DoctorV
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 9:53:42 AM

And before that, July 2010. Pipelines are inspected on a regular basis by law.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 9:26:19 AM

"pipelines only have a certain lifespan and are only safe when inspected regularly. Neither is the case here." -
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Honda, do you have any idea as to the last inspection of this pipeline?

FYI, it was February 2013.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 8:02:18 AM

as long as there is a culture of profit over people, there will always be a lot of spills.
DoctorV
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 7:12:36 PM

Exxon Mobil completes pipeline repair in Missouri

Officials with Exxon Mobil Corp. have repaired an oil pipeline in southeast Missouri, where a leak was discovered earlier this week.

The repair was completed Friday.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 12:03:05 AM

thanks LEC :)
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 11:24:38 PM


Amen Honda...You nailed the problem!
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:01:49 AM

Hugo: pipelines only have a certain lifespan and are only safe when inspected regularly. Neither is the case here.
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 11:49:51 PM

For Exxon-Mobil, all this amounts to is just the cost of doing business.
NedW
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 7:19:45 PM

Thank you for submitting this article, NOTSOGRN.
dunedate
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 3:01:24 PM

like I said the other day it's time for a new bigger pipe line!
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 10:36:47 AM


Another pipeline oil spill. It's unfortunate that the necessary safety measures and maintenance were ignored.
sjf238
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 10:05:05 AM

Ok.
sprocketsplines
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:40:09 AM

At 70-years-old, the pipeline should probably be replaced, section by section.
Zing20
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:36:39 AM

That pipeline is leaking all over the place, they need to re-inspect it.
Jeannemarie
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:34:03 AM

Dag nab it. I have a fund which has tons of ExxonMobil stock so I see shock waves down the line. If Tesoro and Valero do the same I am burnt meat.
TBONE3
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:33:16 AM

Come on now - 70yrs. old? Haven't they been inspecting it regularly? That is a black eye for the proposed Keystone PL.
REVLAW
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:32:16 AM

Well, the resident should sue for environmental contamination, seeking all "clean up costs" with a monetary remedy sufficient to restore the resident to a position enjoyed prior to the leak or spill.
krobp46
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:23:06 AM

Their profits won't decrease as a result of this, they'll just raise the pump prices
RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:22:58 AM

Its 70 years old, what do you expect.
kd5kpd
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:18:48 AM

Well, get ready for a huge increase in oil prices tomorrow!
streetcars
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:16:45 AM

Time to replace it with a new pipeline, O now I remember a few people are fighting the new pipeline.
MarkRBarrett
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:11:40 AM

clean it
camel1
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:11:40 AM

Is the Keystone project, which will transport the same tar-sand oil, going to have the same problems?
veemotors
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:10:44 AM

wow. great
Thomtec
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:09:21 AM

Clean it up
Goatroper47
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:05:52 AM

OK
Ron77095
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:04:43 AM

ugh.
rosyLI
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:01:04 AM

Accidents happen in all industries.
mia3bxs
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:59:26 AM

Not good.
granitestater
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:58:53 AM

You know, this pipeline is seventy years old. Anything seventy years old tends to get creaky in the joints. And I'm not doing so well myself...
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:57:14 AM

Many of these pipelines are very old and I am guessing we are going to see more problems and leaks.
bolobill
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:56:22 AM

ok
granitestater
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:55:57 AM

I'm still trying to figure out how a pipeline carrying oil gets rusty?
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:55:13 AM

What a mess from just one barrel of crude oil!
rap12MA
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:51:43 AM

Reporting of a one barrel of crude oil spill? Don't you think this is a bit over the top?
regout
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:50:59 AM

Fine them heavy.
pa79th
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:50:05 AM

Exxon Mobil out to be fined out of existence for their negligence.
pv2004
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:49:06 AM

oh
pv2004
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:49:00 AM

oh
MaxCO2
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:47:16 AM

Hell, YES!
Let's build a pipeline from the Canadian border to TX.
No problem, as long as you're gettin' paid for it.
BobD2009
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:47:01 AM

Accidents happen.
louderthanlove
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:46:29 AM

last month?
teafortwo
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:46:13 AM


There is an incredible network of pipelines crisscrossing our country already.

Many of the pipes are old and in need of repair or replacement.

Let these industries focus on preventive maintenance and updating of existing pipelines instead of creating more problems with this new pipeline project that is designed to send Canadian tarsands overseas.
oldred11
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:45:48 AM

Oh, shoot!
grt197
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:39:51 AM

got it
furiousfowl
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:39:08 AM

oy vey!
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:38:15 AM

String 'em up by their thumbs.
GAS1251
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:36:00 AM

Better sensers for monitering by the pipeline company- shouldn't come down to a homeowner spotting the puddle.
QueenMother
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:35:24 AM

Safety should be their priority.
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