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|Mountrail County, North Dakota Crude Oil Pipeline Release|
SAN ANTONIO - October 10, 2013 - Tesoro Logistics, L.P. ("TLLP") experienced a pipeline release of crude oil to soil of approximately 20,000 barrels in a rural field northeast of Tioga, North Dakota.
The affected segment of the pipeline has been temporarily shut down, the release has been stopped and repairs are underway. There have been no injuries or known impacts to water, wildlife or the surrounding environment as a result of this incident. The released crude has been contained, and remediation is in progress. Tesoro Logistics expects, based on preliminary estimates, remediation of this incident will cost about $4 million. An internal investigation is underway to determine the cause of the release.
"The release hasn't impacted any surface waters, and Tesoro Logistics has been aggressive in containing the crude oil," said Kris Roberts, Environmental Geologist, Division of Water Quality, North Dakota Department of Health. "I am very pleased with the Company's proactive response efforts."
Tesoro Logistics has been working closely with the landowner; the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); the North Dakota Department of Health, Environmental Health Section; and public safety and regulatory authorities during the response effort.
"Protection and care of the environment are fundamental to our core values, and we deeply regret any impact to the landowner," said Tesoro Logistics Chairman and CEO Greg Goff. "We will continue to work tirelessly to fully remediate the release area."
Tesoro Logistics LP, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a fee-based, growth-oriented Delaware limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation to own, operate, develop and acquire crude oil and refined products logistics assets.
This press release contains certain statements that are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 concerning the anticipated costs associated with remediation efforts related to this incident. For more information concerning factors that could affect these statements see our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to any such forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or which we become aware of, after the date hereof.
Brian Randecker, Senior Director, Investor Relations, (210) 626-4757