Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Swanson River Crude

Incident Description

Incident Location Map

Location Swanson River Oil Field is in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The spill occurred above a buried pipeline corridor containing both active and inactive piping along the roadway near pad 21-27.
Product/Quantity Chevron has estimated the spill to be approximately 630 gallons of crude oil from an undetermined source.
Cause External corrosion from compromised coating on the pipe.
Time/Date of Incident Contamination was discovered at 4:30 PM on July 20, 2010 by a power pole survey crew. Chevron reported the spill to ADEC at 8:15 PM on July 20, 2010.
Situation Reports
10/01/2010 (PDF 32K)
08/23/2010 (PDF 366K)
07/30/2010 (PDF 307K)

07/26/2010 (PDF 364K)

07/21/2010 (PDF 226K)



For more information

Bob Petit, ADEC, (907) 262-5210 x236