Exxon finds tapping device on U.K. oil pipeline

|About: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)|By:, SA News Editor

Exxon Mobil (XOM -0.3%) is working to reopen one of the U.K.'s main underground fuel pipelines after the discovery of a tapping device and a stash of diesel that police believe was siphoned off by thieves.

XOM, which operates as Esso in Britain, says the device was found on the Midline pipeline that transports fuel from its Fawley Refinery near the south coast to its Birmingham fuel terminal in central England.

XOM does not expect retail customers to be affected by the pipeline closure because it has made alternative supply arrangements.