wolverine pipeline company http://michiganradio.org en How emergency responders in Michigan are preparing for the next pipeline break http://michiganradio.org/post/how-emergency-responders-michigan-are-preparing-next-pipeline-break <p>There are close to 70,000 miles of underground pipelines in Michigan carrying all kinds of materials around the state – things like natural gas, refined petroleum, and crude oil.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And for the most part, we really don’t notice these pipelines. That was true in Michigan until one summer day three and half years ago when this happened:</span></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILwEFZoxd9Q</p><p>The Kalamazoo River oil spill was the worst inland oil spill in North America.</p><p>It took Enbridge Energy 17 hours to realize they had a broken pipeline.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:54:51 +0000 Mark Brush 16326 at http://michiganradio.org How emergency responders in Michigan are preparing for the next pipeline break Source of gasoline leak found http://michiganradio.org/post/source-gasoline-leak-found <p><strong><span style="font-weight: bold;">Update 2:03 p.m.</span></strong></p><p>Officials say the gasoline leak has been stopped. Still no word on how much fuel leaked from the storage tank.</p><p>From the Associated Press:</p><blockquote><p>Officials say they&#39;ve stopped a gasoline leak in Michigan and confirmed the source as a storage tank in the area.</p><p>Ingham County emergency officials said in a statement Monday that the tank and a related filling system in White Oak Township, about 55 miles west of Detroit, are owned by Marathon Pipe Line LLC.</p><p>A message seeking comment was left Monday by The Associated Press at Marathon&#39;s offices.</p><p>Wolverine Pipe Line Co., which also owns some tanks at the same storage site, has been working with the county on response to the leak since it was reported Wednesday.</p><p>The county says Marathon will take over work dealing with the leak from Wolverine. The amount of the spill remains unknown. There&#39;s no evidence of health hazards in the area.</p></blockquote><p><strong><span style="font-weight: bold;">9:07 a.m.</span></strong></p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Authorities say they&#39;ve found the source of the gasoline leak in </span>Ingham County.</p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">From the Associated Press:</span></p><blockquote><p>Michigan authorities say they&#39;ve traced a gasoline leak to the area of a storage tank holding 14,700 barrels of fuel. Ingham County Emergency officials said in a statement Sunday that they&#39;ve found higher levels of spilled gasoline as their monitoring equipment approaches the Wolverine Pipeline Co. facility.</p><p>The large gasoline storage tank site is in White Oak Township, about 55 miles west of Detroit.</p><p>Some of the gas flowed about a mile down an open drain by the time a farmer reported the leak Wednesday.</p><p>The county says the suspected source of the leak is a tank that can hold up to 180,000 barrels of fuel. It says that while the amount of the spill remains unknown, it&#39;s nowhere near the capacity of the tank, which was mostly empty when the leak started.</p></blockquote><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Kyle Norris <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/source-michigan-gasoline-leak-still-not-known">reported</a> yesterday that officials from the <a href="http://wolverinepipeline.com/">Wolverine Pipeline Company</a> were searching for the gasoline leak. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:03:31 +0000 Mark Brush 2106 at http://michiganradio.org Source of gasoline leak found