ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. said Monday the cleanup work continues two days after an estimated 1,900 gallons of crude oil spewed from a pipeline near Torbert, about 27 miles west of Baton Rouge.
ExxonMobil shut the pipeline down after a loss of pressure was noticed Saturday night. The company will update the spill amount estimate after the investigation is complete.
“ExxonMobil Pipeline Company regrets that this spill has occurred and we apologize for any disruption or inconvenience,” Karen Tyrone, southern operations manager, said in a news release. “Our crews will be on location until the cleanup has been completed. Fortunately the oil was contained in the immediate area which will enhance our recovery efforts.”
The company said no one was injured in the spill. ExxonMobil is coordinating the cleanup with local authorities, including the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
The leak came from the company’s North Line, a 22-inch pipeline that starts in St. James and carries crude oil to north Louisiana.