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GC-2 Oil Transit Line Release

Location
A transit line between Gathering Center 2 (GC-2) and GC-1, Western Operating Unit, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
Time/Date
The spill was first discovered by BPXA operators at 5:45 AM, March 2, 2006. The spill was reported to ADEC by the State Troopers at 6:15 AM, March 2, 2006.
Spill Id
06399906101
Product/ Quantity
212,252 gallons crude oil, which includes the following: 199,191 gallons of liquid crude oil recovered and evaporated from the spill site, 12,909 gallons entrained in the tundra trimmings/soil removed from the site, 152 gallons entrained in the gravel removed from the site.
Cause
The joint incident investigation report dated April 14, 2006 confirmed that the leak occurred as a result of internal corrosion. The source was a quarter inch hole at the 6 o'clock position in an above ground 34-inch diameter crude oil transit pipeline. The hole was discovered in the pipe within a buried culvert (caribou crossing).

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