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XTO Energy Tank # 3

Location
XTO Onshore Facility, Nikiski, AK
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.
Spill Number
12239900901
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.

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