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Latest on Exxon Mobil Pegasus Dilbit Spill Mayflower AR

Bill Huston


1: Exxon Mobil combats the “LIES” of the radical anti-fossil fuel extremists,
who by strange coincidence, happen to agree with many industry sources.

2: Several Major Cities downstream from this site.
Drinking water for ~900,000 people may be at risk.

3: Hedge your ExxonMobil stock with Georgia Pacific

4: UPDATE: 4/8/2013 Accurate map of Pegasus Pipeline though Arkansas

Please also see my prior post on the Mayflower ExxonMobil spill.


1: ExxonMobil gets upset about all the “lies” being told…
exxon five lies
ExxonMobil says the radical Anti-Fossil Fuel Activists are spreading LIES!

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But even the Exxon Mobil PR person seems confused.
It’s a LIE that it’s Diluted Bitumen from Alberta Tar Sands!!!
OK, it’s from NEAR the Tar Sands region.
And it is Diluted. Well, OK it is from Tar Sands. But it is CONVENTIONAL HEAVY CRUDE!!

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Crudemonitor.CA says nope: Wabasca Heavy is Dilbit. Maybe they’re radical tree-huggers.

ronajit sahu

Industry consultant: Wabasca Heavy = Diluted Bitumen
Declaration of Ronajit Sahu on MN PUC Enbridge application Alberta Clipper

Maybe an Anti-fossil fuel radical?


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Industry presentation: It’s Dilbit.
From “Understanding the Quality of Canadian Bitumen and Synthetic Crudes“,
by Pat Swafford, Spiral Software Limited
Crude Oil Quality Group Meeting, February 26, 2009

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Known Liberal News Source Reuters (sarcasm)
Wabasca Heavy Crude = Dilbit
UPDATE 3-Exxon pipeline leaks thousands of barrels of Canadian oil in Arkansas

Maybe ExxonMobil is confused about who is lying….
Hey at least there will be JOBS!!!

See also this article from Scientific American which discusses some other issues, including the corrosivity issue discussed on the ExxonMobil blog.

2: Arkansas Watershed Information
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Arkansas Rivers — Flow Direction
Pink X (center) is site of spill

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Arkansas Watersheds, highlight: metro Little Rock.
Pegasus Pipeline leak occured at Lake Conway

(pink X just north-west of Little Rock)


Pegasus Pipeline, Arkansas River Watershed


water at risk 900,000 people
Drinking Water for ~900,000 people at Risk of Contamination

See also: “Arkansas Water System to Ask Exxon to Move Its Pipeline

3: ExxonMobil and Georgia Pacific:
an investment match made in H—- ???

paper towel cleanup
Check if your Mutual Fund includes BOTH Exxon-Mobile and Georgia-Pacific
— makers of Brawny Towels!
G-P makes a good hedge on your ExxonMobil stock.
Part of Koch Industries, Inc., makers of the Tea Party Patriots and ALEC

pegasus pipeline accurate w counties-arkansas-detail
Here it is– the ONLY accurate map of the Pegasus Pipeline
through Arkansas on the Internet.
Painstakingly assembled from the NPMS Public Viewer.
Please resuse any of my content under CC-BY-NC (with attribution).
Commercial License is Available: Please contact me

Posted by Bill Huston at 6:07 PM

republished with permission

Arkansas Residents Evacuate as Exxon-Mobil Tar Sands Pipeline Ruptures

By David Ferguson
Saturday, March 30, 2013 12:38 EDT

An Exxon-Mobil oil pipeline ruptured Friday afternoon in the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, forcing the evacuation of 20 homes and shutting down sections of interstate highway. According to Little Rock’s KATV, a hazardous materials team from the Office of Emergency Management has contained the spill and is currently attempting a cleanup.

backyard oil

The burst pipe is part of the Pegasus pipeline network, which connects tar sands along the Gulf coast to refineries in Houston. Thousands of gallons of crude oil erupted from the breach around 3:00 p.m. on Friday, spilling through a housing subdivision and into the town’s storm drainage system, fouling drainage ditches and shutting down Highway 365 and Interstate 40.

Residents were evacuated to avoid health hazards from crude oil fumes and to keep stray sparks from igniting the standing oil. Emergency workers contained the spill by hastily constructing earthen dams.

Exxon-Mobil reportedly has a crew investigating the accident. The company released a statement Friday that read, in part, “We are working with emergency responders and local authorities to respond to the incident and are establishing an information line for community support. We regret that this incident has occurred and we apologize for any disruption or inconvenience this has caused.”

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission told Channel 7 News that, as an interstate pipeline, Pegasus has no local control, oversight or inspection. Only federal officials from the Pipeline and Hazard Material Safety Administration are authorized to inspect and maintain the pipeline.

Watch video about this story, embedded below via KATV:


(hat-tip to Crooks and Liars)

story copied from the raw story