Chevron: Evaluating Repair Options for GOM Pipeline

HOUSTON (Dow Jones Newswires), Sep. 14, 2011

Chevron said Wednesday it's evaluating options to repair a crude oil pipeline off the Louisiana Coast in the Gulf of Mexico that was shut in Monday due to a small leak.

Chevron said the leak on the 10" departing riser at the Main Pass 299 pipeline system resulted in the release of 2.3 gallons of crude oil into the Gulf.

The California-based company said it has notified all appropriate agencies and that there was no recoverable oil quantities in the open water.

The Main Pass 299 platform connects with the Cypress Pipe Line and moves approximately 9,000 barrels per day of oil production, Chevron said.

According to a filing with the National Response Center, the incident was caused by equipment failure.

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