GC-2 Oil Transit Line Release
- A transit line between Gathering Center 2 (GC-2) and GC-1, Western Operating Unit, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
- 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
- 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.
- 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).
ADEC Situation Reports
Maps and Aerial Photos
- Trimming Operations - 03/19/2006
- 18-inch trimmer scraping out contamination within a trench - 03/20/2006
- Sweeper removing snow and ice cover at the spill site - 03/20/2016
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