Exxon’s 22-Foot Rupture Illustrates Tremendous Operating Pressure of Oil Pipelines

InsideClimate: The rupture in the ExxonMobil pipeline that sent a river of oil through a suburban neighborhood in Mayflower, Ark. is now known to be 22 feet long and 2 inches wide [3]. That's almost four times larger than the six-foot pipeline tear that sent more than one million gallons of Canadian dilbit into Michigan's Kalamazoo River in 2010, the worst accident of its kind in U.S. history. The size and speed of the release through a long opening, thin as a mail slot, shines a spotlight on just how quickly......

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