Sunoco 12-Inch Pipeline Leaked 33,000 Gallons Of Gasoline Into Creek

"Ageing pipeline, which has leaked before, will be used to temporarily carry natural gas liquids

"An 81-year-old pipeline that Sunoco plans to convert for natural gas liquids leaked more than 33,000 gallons of gasoline into a creek near Philadelphia in June because of an unspecified pipe failure, according to new data from a federal agency.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released a spreadsheet disclosing details of its investigation into the spill that was first reported by a member of the public on June 19 at Darby Creek near Philadelphia International Airport.

The data show that 798 barrels, or 33,516 gallons, of gasoline were “unintentionally” released by the pipeline that runs from Point Breeze near Philadelphia to the Montello terminal at Sinking Spring near Reading, Bucks County."

Jon Hurdle reports for StateImpact Pennsylvania September 4, 2018.

Source: StateImpact PA, 09/05/2018