Shell Reports Oil Pipeline Leak Near Vinton, La

Shell Pipeline Co. Thursday reported a leak in one of its crude oil pipelines south of Vinton, La. The leak, which was detected at 8:15 p.m. EST Tuesday, occurred about 150 yards from the Intercoastal Waterway and spilled an estimated 1,030 barrels, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Responders were able to contain the leak in a dried marshland before it entered any waterways, the Coast Guard said. No shipping or surface traffic was affected. “The land helped push it away from the waterway,” said Christopher Kiener, a Coast Guard operations specialist who participated in the response. Shell Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN, RDSB, RDSB.LN), said emergency crews were dispatched to the area and clean-up efforts are underway. The pipeline has a capacity of 360,000 barrels a day and was shut down when the leak was detected. The pipeline carries oil from Houma, La. to Houston, Texas. No injuries were reported, the company said, and the cause of the leak is being investigated. ((18 NOV 2010))

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