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Updates on ExxonMobil Pipeline Incident in Mayflower, Arkansas

On March 29, 2013 at 2:37 p.m., a 20-inch pipeline ruptured and leaked approximately 5,000 barrels of crude in the town of Mayflower, Ark. The affected line is part of ExxonMobil's Pegasus Pipeline System, which transports crude from Patoka, Ill. To Nederland, Texas.


PHMSA is investigating the cause of the failure. PHMSA's investigation is being led by the Southwest Region, based in Houston, TX, and the entire agency is providing support.

For all other related documents, including previous inspection reports, enforcement actions, and ExxonMobil's Pegasus Facility response plan, please visit the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.  

Federal On Scene Coordinator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Updates from EPA Region 6
Updates from Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

Arkansas Pipeline Profile

There are more than 30,000 miles of pipeline in Arkansas. Click here for a profile of Arkansas' pipelines. Each state pipeline profile includes:

  • Overview of the purposes of pipelines and the importance of pipeline safety
  • Interactive map of pipelines in the area and their operators
  • Records of pipeline incidents in the state
  • Reports on state inspections and enforcement
  • Contact information for PHMSA's Office of Pipeline Safety and regional community assistance and technical services managers

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