Jun 5, 2015 11:53 AM by News Staff
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - An oil company is seeking to use tanker trucks to haul oil through Santa Barbara County while the pipeline that spilled crude into the ocean last month is out of commission.
The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1eTbJfI) that Exxon Mobil officials on Thursday told county officials they want to use a fleet of 5,000-gallon tankers.
Kevin Drude, head of the county's energy division, says the company proposes to have trucks use U.S. 101 at a frequency of eight trucks per hour, 24 hours a day, every day.
Exxon Mobil normally moves crude from three offshore platforms through more than 10 miles of pipeline owned by Plains All American Pipeline. The flow has stopped since the pipe ruptured on May 19.
A decision on the request could be made by Monday.
Information from: Los Angeles Times
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