Sunoco Spill Revised Up To 189,000 Gallons In Caddo Parish

MOORINGSPORT, LA (AP) — Oil is flowing again through a 1,000-mile pipeline that broke in northwest Louisiana nearly four weeks ago.

         Sunoco Logistics Partners LP spokesman Jeff Shields tells The Times of Shreveport’s Vickie Welborn that the total spill is now estimated at 189,000 gallons. That's up 21,000 gallons from the previous estimate. Sheilds says the partnership got a more accurate estimate after refilling the Mid-Valley Pipeline.

         Shields says the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is letting the Philadelphia-based partnership operate the pipeline at 80 percent of maximum pressure during the investigation of what caused the break.

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         The oil spread 4.2 miles from the break into Tete Bayou, which feeds into Caddo Lake.

         John Kinnebrew's family owns nearly 32 acres in the area. He says he's impressed with the cleanup work.

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