Skip to comments.Oil spills from Prudhoe pipeline
Posted on 11/30/2009 5:02:20 AM PST by thackney
Authorities say an oil spill near Prudhoe Bay contaminated about 8,400 square feet of snow-covered tundra.
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Weld Royal said oil cleanup crews rushed to the scene about 1 1/2 miles from a production center on the North Slope around 3 a.m. Sunday.
She told The Associated Press that it still isn't clear how much spilled or what caused it, but the petroleum did not reach the bay.
The spill occurred around an 18-inch pipeline that carried a mixture of crude oil, produced water, and natural gas, but the line was not in operation at the time.
(Excerpt) Read more at adn.com ...
An oil spill on the North Slope was reported Sunday.
The spill was discovered just after 3 a.m., about 1.5 miles from the Lisburne Production Center west of Prudhoe Bay.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says the spill came from an 18-inch three-phase common line carrying a mixture of crude oil, produced water and natural gas. British Petroleum says the pipe is an above-ground flow line that has recently but not currently been in operation, and had some residual oil in the line.
“BP estimates 8,400 square feet of snow-covered tundra and part of a gravel road have been impacted,” said DEC’s Weld Royal. “The spill is not far from Prudhoe Bay, but no oil has been seen in the waters of Prudhoe Bay.”
Officials describe the spill as slowly running down a pipe support post and piling up in a frozen, congealed cone-shaped pile.
The cause of the spill is still being investigated. The total amount spilled is still unknown.
The spill happened in an area 1.5 miles east of the Lisburne Production Center. (Courtesy Department of Environmental Conservation)
This thermal image shows the spill area expanding from below pipes onto a gravel road. (Courtesy Department of Environmental Conservation)
This is A MILLION square inches of pristine wilderness! The horror of it all. It probably was Palin’s fault. Jail her!
That’s smaller than the s.f of my business here, on rock hard permafrost that won’t seep a 1/4” deep.
Scape in a puddle, suck it up and in a couple of years no one will even know it ever happened. Too bad the anti-oil idiots will make such a big to do about nothing.
“How can you take her seriousley as a presidential candidate when she can’t even control a pipeline. I bet it was her husband’s snowmobile buddies who ran into it.”(sarc)
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LPC-DSL3 Pipeline Spill
This spill, although minor, will be tracked and the clean up made public. It will be very well documented and open for all to review and criticize.
OMG! OMG! PING
Ice road truckers fault.
“Scape in a puddle, suck it up and in a couple of years no one will even know it ever happened. Too bad the anti-oil idiots will make such a big to do about nothing.”
8400 square feet !!!!!
All of Alaska will die !!!!
I mean the state has only 3,096,255,360 square feet.
You are pinging me to my own thread???
nope, pinging me to make this easy to find later
Since you are relatively new, did you know you can delete the name in the “To:” field and your reply will not appear in the other person’s ping list.
Also it is common for people to use the term “bookmark” to identify their post as not a reply or inquiry to others; rather only a placeholder to find in the future.
The Canadian ones at that. Blame Canada.
I was new in 98’.. but I still slip once in awhile
8400 ft² = 0.192837 acres
Looks like some one left the oil tap on in Al Gore’s house.
“Utility records show the Gore family paid an average monthly electric bill of about $1,200 last year for its 10,000-square-foot home.”
You very well might be sleep-posting. I’ve seen it happen!
I’ve certainly done worse things myself.
But any reply is worth bumping my own thread.
(Look at me, Look at me, over here, Look at me...)
I love your threads and appreciate your postings. I’ve learned more about the petroleum industry than I’d ever known or could find out alone.
Thanks. You’ve helped me make many liberals miserable with all your hard facts and data. They really hate reality.
I thought Pruhome was all but over.