UPDATE 1-Chevron to pay $400,000 penalty in Utah leak -govt

* No projected restart date

* Spills involved different system failures

* Penalty was due to safety violations in June

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HOUSTON, Dec 3 (BestGrowthStock) – Chevron Pipe Line Co (CVX.N: ) has
agreed to pay a $400,000 penalty in a June 2010 Utah oil
pipeline leak as federal investigators probe a new spill from
the same line this week, a government spokesman said Friday.

Officials have no projected restart date for the Rangely,
Colorado, to Salt Lake City line. It has had no effect on
Chevron’s Salt Lake City refinery or the Rangely field, which
are using storage while the line is shut.

The June spill of about 800 barrels entered Salt Lake City
waterways. The penalty was due to safety violations found
during investigation of that earlier spill, a spokeswoman for
the U.S Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration
said.

PHMSA was investigating the more recent leak of about 100
barrels, which occurred late Wednesday. It stopped short of a
nearby creek, but booms were deployed anyway as a precaution
during cleanup, a Chevron spokesman said.

The spills involved different system failures but were
about 500 feet apart, officials said.
(Reporting by Bruce Nichols;editing by Sofina Mirza-Reid)

UPDATE 1-Chevron to pay $400,000 penalty in Utah leak -govt