ExxonMobil to restart Pegasus pipeline in Texas

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The U.S. government says ExxonMobil can restart in Texas a segment of an oil pipeline that ruptured in Arkansas a year ago.

The Log Cabin Democrat reported Monday (http://bit.ly/1rZ3eBM) that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration approved the oil company's request to restart a segment of the Pegasus pipeline. Company spokesman Aaron Stryk told the newspaper that ExxonMobil will restart the pipeline, but at a reduced pressure.

He said the company's remedial work plan for the Northern segment, which includes Arkansas and runs through Mayflower, was submitted during the weekend.

ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower on March 29, 2013, spilling more than 200,000 gallons of oil in the area. The central Arkansas community is about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock.

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