By TOM FOWLER
At least 230 barrels of diesel fuel have leaked from a
Marathon Petroleum pipeline in an industrial area of Indianapolis, Indiana, the company said
The leak in the eight-inch pipeline was discovered about
4:45 a.m. on Friday, said Marathon spokesman Shane Pochard.
The pipeline wasn't flowing at the time of the leak due to a
lull in market demand, Mr. Pochard said, but it was still
pressurized with diesel in it. It is believed the leak occurred
slowly over time and wasn't due to a sudden break or external
forces, he said.
Some of the diesel flowed into a nearby flood-control
detention pond but doesn't appear to have reached any other
waterways and isn't near residential developments, Mr. Pochard
The pipeline is part of Marathon's Rio System, which runs
from the company's Robinson refinery in Illinois to a
storage tank farm in Lima, Ohio.
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