Shell says Ho-Ho pipeline in Texas shut after accident causes leak

|By:, SA News Editor

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) says its Houston-to-Houma oil pipeline in southeast Texas leaked 364 barrels of oil yesterday when work crews accidentally punctured the line.

The accident occurred in an open pasture in Port Neches, Tex.; the pipeline, which moves oil from Texas east into Louisiana, was shut down and isolated after the leak.

Shell says it doesn't know when the line, which can carry up to 360K bbl/day, will resume operations.