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

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.

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  • jmjjmj1
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    Keystone won't leak right?
    7 Mar 2014, 02:20 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    And railcars won't crash and burn either.
    7 Mar 2014, 02:29 PM Reply Like
  • Bear Bait
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    All they have to do is move it away from the Ogallala aquifer so that when it does leak it doesn't trash the water supply for a couple million people. Railroad tank cars do crash and spill but the capacity for a massive spill is less with tank cars. Plus, the exact location of the spill is pretty much immediately known!.
    7 Mar 2014, 02:56 PM Reply Like
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    is there a date of the accident?
    7 Mar 2014, 03:25 PM Reply Like
  • Old Trader
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    According to the link furnished, on Thursday, March 6th.
    8 Mar 2014, 10:32 AM Reply Like
  • Derrick Hand
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    There are pipelines all over this country and have been for years. It is the cheapest, safest, and most efficient method of transport. We need the Keystone pipeline now!
    7 Mar 2014, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • Those Who Wait
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    Seems like the crew working on the line would know where the heck it is!
    7 Mar 2014, 06:13 PM Reply Like
  • Old Trader
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    Not enough info is given to tell what actually happened. The pipeline could have already been uncovered/exposed, and the crew doing whatever it was they were supposed to do, when an error was made, or something happened.
    8 Mar 2014, 10:36 AM Reply Like
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