By ISABEL ORDONEZ
HOUSTON -- ExxonMobil said Wednesday that the North Line crude
pipeline in Louisiana remains shut down after an oil spill
occurred over the weekend and that cleanup operations continue.
Exxon Mobil "continues cleanup operations following the
containment of an oil release near Torbert, La.," a company
spokeswoman said. "Our primary focus is to ensure a successful
cleanup and minimize any environmental impact. The North Line
Exxon said the cause of the spill is still under
The pipeline was shut down after Exxon detected a loss of
pressure on Saturday night. An estimated 1,900 bbl of oil
from the North Line crude pipeline was contained in the
immediate vicinity of the spill, and there were no injuries
reported, Exxon said.
The cleanup started Sunday, using vacuum trucks to collect
The North Line originates in St. James, La., and transports
oil to the northern part of the state.
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