July 2015, Vol. 242, No. 7

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ExxonMobil Halts 3 Oil Platforms Due to Santa Barbara Pipeline Spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ExxonMobil has been forced to halt operations at three offshore oil platforms because it couldn’t deliver to refineries in the wake of a broken pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, the company said. Operations temporarily ceased last week because Santa Barbara County rejected its emergency application to truck oil to refineries, spokesman Richard Keil said Tuesday. A Santa Barbara County official said the company’s problem did not constitute an emergency and it could go through the normal procedure, which requires extensive environmental review, to get a permit to truck the oil. The shutdown is not expected t

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