ExxonMobil Exec Says Future Pegasus Pipeline Testing Could Take A Year

Mar 28, 2014

A year after the Mayflower oil spill, ExxonMobil executives are submitting a pipeline remediation plan to federal regulators that will include extraordinary integrity testing measures that may take more than a year to complete.

In an exclusive interview with Talk Business & Politics, vice-president for U.S. Pipeline Operations Karen Tyrone said the Pegasus pipeline will be put through inline testing, verification digs, and hydrotesting to stress the pipe beyond any weak points.

"The remediation plan that we are proposing will take some time to execute. First of all, we have to do the digs and testing in the ditch any repair that is necessary. And then, the hydrostatic testing, so we anticipate it will take a minimum of a year," Tyrone said.

You can catch her full interview with answers to many more questions on Talk Business & Politics, which airs Sunday at 9 a.m. on KATV, Ch. 7.