BP reports new pipeline leak at Lisburne oilfield in Alaska

Jul 18th, 2011 | By | Category: General

BP reported yet another pipeline leak at its Alaskan oilfields, frustrating the oil giant’s attempts to rebuild its reputation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP has said that a pipeline at its 30,000 barrel per day Lisburne field, which is currently closed for maintenance, ruptured during testing and spilled a mixture of methanol and oily water onto the tundra.

The company has a long history of oil spills at its Alaskan pipelines – accidents which have hurt its public image in the US, where around 40% of its assets are based.

Read more here: BP reports new pipeline leak at Lisburne oilfield in Alaska | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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