Exxon pipeline leaks thousands of barrels of Canadian oil in Arkansas

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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 06:18 PM
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www.reuters.com...

DAMN! I had to verify if the price per barrel was indeed around $50, man this sucks! I could be paying sub $2 a gallon for petrol....

So let me get this straight, we buy it from you....at 50 ....then sell it to ourselves for 100....

The amount of facepalm that I'm doing is extreme.


edit: the gov pulled the plug on their world oil price site.
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 06:25 PM
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Exxon also had no specific estimate of how much crude oil had spilled, but the company said 12,000 barrels of oil and water had been recovered - up from 4,500 barrels on Saturday. The company did not say how much of the total was oil and how much was water.

Exxon said it staged the response to handle 10,000 barrels of oil "to ensure adequate resources are in place."


According to another thread on same subject, exxon and the media seem to be mishandling numbers.

www.abovetopsecret.com...&flagit=937046



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 06:39 PM
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I don't like it either, wish we would keep it, refine it and lower our gas prices (America goes nuts at 4/gal gas - we think that is a deal) but I guess our government likes selling it to others and taxes the hell out of our gasoline.

(not to mention that Harper is selling our oil business to China, not to mention Rothschild family has a firm grip on things)



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 07:22 PM
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Crude oil makes great fertilizer. Put some on the grass and come back a year later and the oiled patch will be twice as high as the other.



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 07:51 PM
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so it is gulf tar sands and not canadian? it would certainly be a big screw up to have the new keystone line fail so quickly.

i am so grateful to ATS. there is NOTHING in MSM about it. just local. gosh, but they sure wouldnt want to make the pipelines look dangerous, not after all the fighting about keystone.
how exactly are they going to get that cleaned up? out of the dirt, and the drains, and the water? tar sands (if i recall correctly) sink in water, so thats gonna be fun im sure.

i think the best we can hope for is that this small (in comparison) accident will prove how unsafe it is, and how difficult to clean up. and event though its just a drop in the bucket, we should all try to use less oil and its derivatives. if we didnt "need" the big pipelines there would be less weight on that side of the fight.



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 07:57 PM
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I was considering a rechargeable electric car, now that you mention china owning the oil, I'm willing to sell my v8 chevy for a dinky battery car.

I receive free electricity at nights after 10 pm to 6 am or rather my electric meter stops charging me as part of a promotional 2 year plan. So in theory with a charge rate of somewhere between 50-100 miles per charge I wouldn't ever need gas during a work week with no plans.

I bet that would make the government sore...very sore.



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by Knives4eyes
Exxon also had no specific estimate of how much crude oil had spilled, but the company said 12,000 barrels of oil and water had been recovered - up from 4,500 barrels on Saturday. The company did not say how much of the total was oil and how much was water.

Exxon said it staged the response to handle 10,000 barrels of oil "to ensure adequate resources are in place."


According to another thread on same subject, exxon and the media seem to be mishandling numbers.

www.abovetopsecret.com...&flagit=937046



I don't know how it works in the lower 48, but in Alaska once they find a leak they have people run numbers and they have a very good idea how much oil has spilt, usually when they release the total number it's more than what has spilled. But for a pipeline to pop like this, somebody was not doing their job or they are using a thinner pipeline than they should be using because I think the pipes should last I want to say 10 years (can't remember the exact number at the moment) depending on how much corrosion the oil or material going through the pipeline is causing.



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 09:20 PM
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Here's a pic from a backyard where this happened..




posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 09:38 PM
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You beat me to the "Canadian Connection".
That's got to be the dumbest header I have seen on this board, ever.

Once it was purchased by one of the US oil processors, it becomes their problem and it happened on US soil.

Tragic yes, but it's not our problem. I'm sure Exxon-Mobil has a division to handle large quantities of dish detergent to clean affected wildlife.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:11 AM
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Poor Arkansas' havin a rough day today, as it was posted by RT just a bit ago that a generator was dropped at the Russellville Nuclear Power Plant and one was killed two others injured. No nuclear waste to report and no threat to the general public, but I think the Arkansans could use a break from breaking headlines for a little bit.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
Latest update:

more than 10,000 barrels of oil were spilled and clean up crews of Exxon were able to clean up half the spill. Just saw this on tv.


Yeah... The top half...

Man, oils spills are pretty devastating to the environment... I hope they get it repaired quickly.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 02:00 AM
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Anyone else find this odd that this happen after the pipeline have been approved?



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 02:09 AM
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Looks like you got nice claim lawsuit there. Accident waiting to happen if that caught fire and it looks like you're on natural gas too. You might want to get out of there while you still can.
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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 02:12 AM
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Originally posted by sean
Anyone else find this odd that this happen after the pipeline have been approved?




yes those pipelines just do not burst unless the oil companies were not testing it, some kind of high pressure went through the system, or something else. The oil companies are supposed to test the corrosion in the pipeline every couple of months I think.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 02:15 AM
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Could be sabotage, just saying this is odd something happens just after keystone pipeline has been approved.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 09:47 AM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
Latest update:

more than 10,000 barrels of oil were spilled and clean up crews of Exxon were able to clean up half the spill. Just saw this on tv.


Apparently, common bails of hay soak up spilled oil incredibly well.


So much for the disaster.


I guess we won't turn in all of our gas powered cars and buy Nissan Leafs today.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by sean
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Could be sabotage, just saying this is odd something happens just after keystone pipeline has been approved.


Yes, the environmental extremists may not wait patiently for an oil spill.

- Lets go create an oil spill. Don't get caught in the act.-

- Then act outraged the next day.-

Exxon may have to install webcams up and down the entire pipeline.

Current news stories fail to reveal the cause of the spill.

Hmmmm......................



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 10:03 AM
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Tragic accident. I wonder how much oil can leak out of the pipe after they shut it off. I am sure that they don't have valves every ten miles, that would not be cost effective. People have to open their eyes and start thinking of cutting down their consumption of oil so that we don't have as many possibilities of catastrophe. America has been structured over the decades to be dependent on lots of oil.

Just think of the mess Henry Ford started when he made cars available to everyone. Look at the mess that the wright brothers created. Their intentions were good but mankind tends to go overboard on everything. I personally would love a horse and buggy for transportation locally. I would still like snowplows and maybe buses to take you from town to another town. Maybe we wouldn't be so fat if we walked more or drove a bike around.

I know that no matter how clean they get that area, when it gets hot it will stink. I'm glad there is not a pipeline around here.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 10:07 AM
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Originally posted by elfrog
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Crude oil makes great fertilizer. Put some on the grass and come back a year later and the oiled patch will be twice as high as the other.


then i think the citizens should organize, and take barrels of oil and dump it on the lawns and other flora of all the wealthy oil people...kind of a community thank-you and gardening service all rolled up into one.





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