Chevron’s Utah oil line shut after spill-official

HOUSTON, June 13 (BestGrowthStock) – A pipeline carrying mid-grade
crude oil to Chevron Corp’s (CVX.N: ) 45,000 barrel per day (bpd)
Salt Lake City refinery was shut on Saturday after leaking oil
into a creek that feeds Utah’s Great Salt Lake, said a fire
department spokesman on Sunday.

“We’re estimating 500 barrels were spilled,” said Salt Lake
City Fire Department spokesman Scott Freitag in a telephone
interview.

A Chevron spokesman was not immediately available to
discuss refinery operations.

Freitag said the department did not receive notice from the
refinery that it shutting production units due to the pipeline
shutdown.

Temporary dams were built along Red Butte Creek to prevent
the crude from spreading further.

Chevron told the fire department it would take several
weeks to clean the oil from all the waterways it might have
spread into, Freitag said.

Red Butte Creek is one of a system of waterways that feeds
the Jordan River, which supplies the Great Salt Lake.

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(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

Chevron’s Utah oil line shut after spill-official