Offshore Terminal Shut After Sheen Discovered

By Eric Haun
Friday, August 15, 2014

LOOP's Offshore Marine Terminal suspended its crude oil offloading operations while investigating an oil sheen discovered along the LOOP pipeline right-of-way on August 13. Sheening continued in the area of the pipeline.

Activities are underway to inspect and repair the pipeline. Preliminary estimates indicate that marine offloading operations may resume between August 23 and 2. LOOP said it will continue to evaluate options to safely expedite offloading operations when repairs are complete.

These activities do not affect LOOP's onshore operations at the Clovelly Hub and deliveries of crude oil continue on schedule. All other pipelines into and out of the Clovelly Hub remain operational.
 

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