Red Butte Creek Oil Pipeline Set to Reopen

Chevron is reported to have announced to get back to the use of the pipeline that resulted in the Red Butte Creek oil spill on Monday, after the line underwent a 24-hour, high-pressure test.

The plan involved pushing water into the 13.7-mile section of pipeline situated between the refinery north of Salt Lake City and Red Butte Garden in the foothills near the University of Utah. And then, the vacuum trucks would be used to pick up the booms and take eradicate them in a view to measure the amount of collected oil.

Chevron's plan to resume work in the pipeline was granted approval from the U. S. Transportation Department's pipeline safety office and the Unified Command comprising of many high level departments.

The pipeline transfer nearly 14,000 to 15,000 barrels of oil every day mainly from the Rangely Oil Field in Colorado.

The team involved in the cleaning work claimed that a mere 100 barrels of oil, about 4,200 gallons, is left in the three contaminated waterways. 600 of the 800 barrels spilled are reported to be recovered, with 100 barrels vanished because of evaporated.

Creekside homeowner Brandon Bennett said Sunday that the presence of soaring pressure on the firm lead to the resumption of the line.

"We're expecting the same kind of urgency in cleaning the spill up", he quoted.