Plains All American pipeline burst spills 10K gallons of oil in L.A.

|About: Plains All American Pipelin... (PAA)|By:, SA News Editor

The Los Angeles Fire Department says a ruptured oil pipe has caused ~10K gallons of crude oil to spill onto the city's streets.

The oil covers a half-mile area and is knee-high in some places after spurting 15-20 feet into the air from a burst 20-inch pipe; the flow of oil to the pipe was remotely shut down within 10 minutes of the burst being detected, but the leak continued for another 45 minutes.

A Bloomberg report says the pipeline is owned by Plains All American (PAA -0.8%).