ETP Discovers Cause of July Gasoline Leak Near Philadelphia Creek

Energy Transfer Partners has discovered that a gasoline leak in Philadelphia last month was caused by its 12-inch pipeline in the area.

The June 22 leak happened in a nearby creek, and as a precaution, ETP shut down both 12-inch and eight-inch pipelines in the area that help carry refined products from refineries to New York Harbor and Western Pennsylvania. 

After originally not knowing the cause, ETP responded saying that it was still determining whether the leak came from its pipelines or not.

The eight-inch pipeline was reopened three days after the initial leak was reported, but the larger line remained shut as investigations continued.

ETP has replaced a section of the pipeline and returned the line to service, the company said on Tuesday.

Source:
Reuters


 

ETP Shuts Two Philadelphia Pipes After Possible Gasoline Leak

Energy Transfer Partners said it is keeping two Philadelphia refined product pipelines shut down while it investigates discovered gasoline in a creek nearby.

The two pipes, one 8-inch and one 12-inch, help carry refined products from refineries to New York Harbor and Western Pennsylvania.

The shutdowns came as a result of a Friday precaution regarding discovered gasoline in a creek outside Philadelphia. ETP responded on Friday saying that it was still trying to determine whether the leak came from its pipelines.

The source of the leak has yet to be discovered, and ETP has not responded to requests for comments.

Source:
Reuters