LONDON, April 22 Exxon Mobil said it
found a tapping device on a UK oil products pipeline following
reports that a stash of diesel had been discovered that police
said had been siphoned off by thieves.
"The Esso Midline pipeline is secure and there has been no
leak of product," Exxon, known as Esso in the UK, said in a
statement on Tuesday. "The pipeline was closed as a precaution
following the discovery of the fuel store."
"Esso is committed to the very highest standards of safety,
and our specialists are now working to remove the tapping device
and repair and test the pipeline and restore it to normal
operations as soon as possible."
(Reporting by Alex Lawler; editing by Jane Baird)