The Arkansas attorney general is pledging an investigation into why the Pegasus pipeline in the central part of the state burst late Friday as the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issues a correction action order — which prevents operations on the failed part of the pipeline until further notice.
March 31, 2013 Emergency crews work to clean up an oiil spill near Interstate 40 in Mayflower, Ark. A segment of an Exxon Mobil pipeline was shut off after it ruptured late Friday, leaking “a few thousand” barrels of Canadian heavy crude oil. Federal pipeline safety officials issued a corrective action order to Exxon on Tuesday, and Arkansas’s attorney general promised a state probe of the spill. Jacob Slaton/Reuters Buy Photo