Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another Reason Gas Is Cheaper In Montana


An Exxon Mobil pipeline that runs under the Yellowstone River in Montana ruptured Friday night and leaked for about a half-hour.
Photo from Raw Story
The New York Times reported that the town of Lauren, downstream from the rupture, had to be evacuated because officials feared a possible explosion.
Exxon said it had no information on the cause of the incident, which originated from a 12-inch pipeline that runs from Silver Tip to refineries in Billings.
The amount of oil that leaked is still being determined. The Billings Gazette reported that the company had dispatched local cleanup teams with absorbent pads to leach up oil from the riverbanks. Exxon's Global Response Team is being sent from Houston.

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  1. The Tuolumne river in Yosemite National Park doesn't have it's own oil pipeline. We have higher gas prices. It all makes sense now.

    We could have cheaper gas if we just gave the state over to the oil companies.

  2. The shame is the Yellowstone is one of the nation's most pristine rivers and one of the world's blue-ribbon trout streams. People come from all over the world to experience the Yellowstone. It is also the longest undammed river in the lower 48.

  3. It's bad enough that the Oil companies are polluting the oceans, now they're polluting our rivers!
    I wonder how many more cases of rivers being polluted with oil there are?
    Once is bad enough.


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