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SUN PIPE LINE ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING PIPELINE LEAK NEAR MORGANTOWN, KY.

 SUN PIPE LINE ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING
 PIPELINE LEAK NEAR MORGANTOWN, KY.
 MORGANTOWN, Ky., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Sun Pipe Line Company:
 FACT SHEET
 REGARDING PIPELINE LEAK NEAR MORGANTOWN, KY.
 July 3, 1992
 Approximately 100 gallons of crude oil seeped from a pipeline owned by Mid Valley Pipeline Company earlier today near Morgantown, Ky.
 The crude oil entered Little Reedy Creek in Butler County, east of Morgantown near Route 70, and flowed downstream to the Green River. A small amount of crude oil entered the Green River and created a "sheen" of oil for approximately one mile downstream.
 The presence of oil was reported to Mid Valley Pipeline by Civil Defense officials at approximately 9 a.m. CST today, July 3, 1992. Mid Valley is operated by Sun Pipe Line Company, which owns 55 percent of the company. BP owns 35 percent, and Chevron owns 10 percent. The crude oil line runs from Longview, Texas, to refineries in Toledo, Ohio.
 Mid Valley personnel are on site and have hired qualified contractors to place containment booms along Little Reedy Creek and at the junction of Little Reedy Creek with Green River.
 The 22-inch underground line transports more than 7 million gallons of crude oil daily. It was shut down immediately by Mid Valley operators, and no further seepage occurred. The leak site is being excavated to determine the cause of the leak.
 Cleanup of oil remaining on the banks of the creek and river is expected to take one to two weeks.
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 /CONTACT: Bud Davis of Sun Pipe Line Company, 215-565-9254/ CO: Mid Valley Pipeline Company; Sun Pipe Line Company; ST: Kentucky IN: OIL SU:


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