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BP Chicap Pipe Spilled Oil at Illinois Tank Farm, Filing Shows

BP Plc shut down a system associated with its Chicap pipeline near Mokena, Illinois, yesterday after a spill.

Oil was discharged into a containment area and covered about 1,000 square feet inside a berm, according to a filing with the National Response Center. The incident occurred at a tank farm, the filing showed.

A separate filing with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency said an estimated 200 barrels of oil spilled from the line. The release was halted and a vacuum truck, tanks and other equipment were sent to the scene.

The Chicap Pipeline System includes a 360,000-barrel-a-day, 26-inch mainline from Patoka, Illinois, to the Mokena area. A 100,000-barrel-a-day, 16-inch lateral line runs from Mokena to Lemont, Illinois, according to the company’s website.

The Chicap line receives low sulfur and heavy crude from the Capline and Woodpat pipes, an Exxon Mobil Corp. system in Patoka and an Enbridge Inc. pipeline system in Mokena, the website showed.

U.S. companies must notify the response center if they release hazardous substances in excess of reportable quantities, according to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund. Bloomberg News couldn’t immediately verify that the information in the NRC filing was accurate.

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