Oct 10 Centurion Pipeline L.P., a subsidiary
of Occidental Petroleum has restarted a 350,000 bpd
crude oil line shut down on Friday after a ditch digger hit the
line, a company spokesman said on Monday.
A leak in a 16-inch pipeline capable of carrying 350,000
barrels per day of sweet crude oil forced the shutdown of the
line after it was hit by a third-party cutting a ditch in
The Centurion Pipeline spokesman said he was gathering
more information on the incident. Centurion is an oil-gathering
common carrier pipeline and storage system with approximately
2,750 miles of pipeline from southeast New Mexico across the
Permian Basin to Cushing, Oklahoma.