BP cleaning up Prudhoe Bay oil spill

Work crews for BP are clearing contaminated snow on Alaska's North Slope after a Prudhoe Bay well line ruptured, spraying a 34-acre area with crude oil and natural gas.

It is unclear whether the leak, detected earlier this week, is connected to a decline in North Slope oil production; since the spill was discovered Monday, production has dropped ~12K bbl/day to 521K from 533K and 551K on Saturday before the discovery.

The amount of liquid that has escaped from the line is under investigation by BP and Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation.

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  • SimonSaysShort
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    Another week, another BP oil spill. Nothing ever changes.
    2 May 2014, 10:09 AM Reply Like
  • sdtheclub
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    Funny how they only talk about BP spills
    2 May 2014, 10:34 AM Reply Like
  • Manitobatex
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    Another unfortunate situation for BP ......important question is cause, human error related or aging infrastructure or maybe even domestic terrorism?
    Alaska is oil country and has strong relations with the oil companies so hopefully this will get cleaned up without any claims from people in Louisiana that say they were affected either emotionally or materialistically.
    2 May 2014, 10:41 AM Reply Like
  • Clayton Rulli
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    is this associated with (BPT) ?
    2 May 2014, 11:04 AM Reply Like
  • Manitobatex
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    "Alaska Media Site" shows pic of the ruptured pipe, biggest problem was the wind that carried the oil & gas over a large area of tundra.
    I do not think it is BPT pipe but The trust has 2 major partners to carry any liability if it was their network. Seems that Alaskan Environmental people are more worried about doing more damage in the cleanup process rather than the amount that spilt.
    3 May 2014, 09:46 PM Reply Like
  • grannied
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    I agree with sdtheclub and Manitobatex.
    2 May 2014, 11:54 AM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    The price of running the 5th largest company in the world with operations in over 80 countries.


    This was a story from yesterday (last night @ 6:45)- not sure why it just hit Breaking News?


    Long (BP).
    2 May 2014, 02:52 PM Reply Like
  • bode357
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    Stepping up to the plate only makes you an easy target!
    5 May 2014, 01:28 PM Reply Like
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