Oil spill reported on North Slope, volume unknown

Oil spill reported on North Slope, volume unknown

Anchorage - A federal official says crews in Alaska are trying to shut down an oil well that is leaking explosive natural gas on the frozen North Slope.

According to the Environment Protection Agency who made a statement on the current gas leakage on this remote locate in Deadhorse, Alaska, which says the petroleum giant BP who is conducting the drilling on this oil well found a crack on the wellhead. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says employees discovered the "uncontrolled gas release" from the top of a well house at 7:30 a.m. Friday. So far no injuries or wildlife impacts have been reported.

Based on aerial pictures, the release appeared to be contained to the gravel pad surrounding the well head and never reached the surrounding tundra, BP said in an earlier statement.

BP set up a unified command with state and federal regulators to address the leaking gas and oil.

US Supreme Court stops execution of Arkansas death row inmate
The state scheduled the executions to happen before its supply of midazolam, a lethal injection drug, expires at the end of April. In 2014, Oklahoma was the last state to try carrying out two executions on the same night, an effort that went badly awry.

The spray of crude onto the pad of the well, which occurred when the well in the bay area of Greater Prudhoe was leaking gas, stopped by afternoon on Sunday. BP and other groups were still working on a response plan for the leak on Sunday, according to the report.

The state department also said that the exact volume of the leak is yet to be determined.

It is still unclear, how much oil has spilled. On April 7, Hilcorp announced that it would cut off the flow of natural gas in the most recent leak and fill the line with filtered seawater.

Fossil fuel companies have long eyed portions of Alaska's North Slope now off-limits to oil and gas production, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to over 200 species of migratory birds and the last onshore area for polar bear dens. This last March, daily output in the area hit 565,000 bpd - the highest in more than three years.

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