U.S. fines Exxon $2.63 million for Arkansas oil pipeline leak

October 1, 2015 8:26 PM

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U.S. fines Exxon $2.63 million for Arkansas oil pipeline leak

WASHINGTON The U.S. pipeline safety office has fined Exxon Mobil Corp $2.63 million for spilling crude oil in an Arkansas residential area in 2013, the regulator said on Thursday.

The Illinois-to-Texas, 20 inch (51 cm), Pegasus pipeline spilled about 3,190 barrels of oil in a neighborhood near the town of Mayflower. Regulators initially estimated the spill was about 5,000 barrels.

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