Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description

Location XTO Onshore Facility, Nikiski, AK
Product/Quantity Crude oil and process water. XTO estimates the volume at 6,300 gallons.
Cause A faulty gasket on an access plate located on the side of tank #3 leaked. The access plate is used for tank inspection and maintenance when the tank is empty.
Time/Date of Incident The spill was discovered at 4:30 PM on January 9, 2012, and XTO Energy Inc. (XTO) reported the spill to ADEC at 4:50 PM on the same day.
Situation Reports
01/18/2012 (PDF 35K) -- FINAL
01/10/2012 (PDF 31K)
For more information

Don Fritz, ADEC, (907) 262- 3419