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La. Pipeline Ruptures

NEW ORLEANS -- A pipeline rupture sent about 90,000 gallons of oil pouring into a coastal Louisiana town.

BP plc shut down the pipeline as soon as it became aware of the spill and notified Garner Environmental, which dispatched five boats to begin containment and cleanup, company spokesman Neil Chapman told the Associated Press.

The company said it was still investigating what caused the rupture or to what extent the spill would affect fuel supply in the surrounding markets.

The pipeline that runs from the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port to the Alliance Refinery near New Orleans.
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