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Pipeline spills more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel near New Orleans - Erie News Now

Pipeline spills more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel near New Orleans - Erie News Now
By Tina Burnside, CNN

By Tina Burnside, CNN A massive cleanup effort is underway after a pipeline ruptured causing more than 300,000 gallons of low sulfur diesel fuel to spill just outside of New Orleans last month.The company initially reported between 200-300 BBLs (8400 -12,600 gallons), had spilled, however on December 28, the company estimated the loss of diesel to be more than 300,000 gallons.In a statement to CNN, Michael Karlovich, vice president of communications for PBF Energy, said that to date they have recovered more than 320,000 gallons of diesel fuel from the site and the pipeline combined which was subsequently recycled at their refinery.PHMSA is charged with oversight for pipeline safety in the United States Officials say the owner of the line, Collins Pipeline Company, shut down the Meraux Pipeline on the morning of the 27 after reportedly observing pressure gauges and flow meter measurements that indicated there was a leak, documents stated.

Later that same day, the pipeline company visually confirmed that the line had ruptured, resulting in a release of low sulfur diesel that surfaced near a levee wall in St.Collins Pipeline Company is a subsidiary of PBF Energy.

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