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40,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled in Texas

Associated Press

More than 40,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from an Amoco Pipeline Co. barge loading facility, and 4,200 gallons seeped into the intracoastal canal before it was contained, Amoco officials said Friday.

Amoco spokesman Jim O’Leary said a line failed while workers were loading a barge around midnight Thursday, causing about 1,000 barrels, or 42,000 gallons, to escape. When workers noticed a drop in line pressure, they shut off the flow, he said.


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