Go the extra mile, Griffin tells Exxon

Minding pipe rules falls short, he says

Posted: August 27, 2013 at 12:52 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --08/26/13-- ExxonMobile representatives' Johnita Jones (left), Pipeline Risk and Integrity manager, Karen Tyrone, vice president for southern operations, Nick Medina, Public and Government Affairs manager for the Middle East and Russia, confer before a meeting with Metroplan in Little Rock concerning pipeline integrity following the pipeline rupture and spill in Mayflower last March.

Federal regulations to ensure the integrity of pipelines are not sufficient to detect deficiencies and prevent an oil spill, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin told Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. officials Monday.

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