Chevron refinery dumps heavy oil into Gulf; no injuries

by Associated Press

Published: March 14,2012

Tags: accident, energy, environment, gas, Oil, oil spill, petroleum, pollution, REFINERY, refining

PASCAGOULA — A line leak has released about 45 barrels of heavy oil into the water around Chevron Corp.’s Pascagoula refinery wharf.

The company says the spill occurred around 3:45 a.m. yesterday and specialized refinery teams have responded to the incident. Chevron officials say skimmer boats and oil absorbent boom have been deployed.

Officials say there is no danger to the community. There were no injuries.

They say federal, state, and local authorities have been notified.

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