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Chevron Press Release - Chevron Pipeline Returns To Service

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 22, 1998 - Chevron announced today that its 12-inch South Timbalier Pipeline has been returned to service.

The line, which transports between 6,000 and 7,000 barrels of crude oil a day between the South Timbalier offshore production area and Chevron's onshore terminal at Fourchon, La., was damaged Jan. 7 when the tugboat Stone Fueler sank in about 20 feet of water, landing on a segment of the line. The tug's owner salvaged the boat Jan. 16, clearing the way for Chevron to begin repairs to the line.

"We've got to hand it to our repair team," said Rich Hartig, Chevron Pipe Line Co.'s Gulf Coast region operations manager. "Through a tremendous, cohesive effort, they were able to make the repair in just five days and get the pipeline safely back into service."

Chevron Pipe Line is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corp.

Updated: January 1998