Officials report that over 250,000 gallons of oil (or just shy of 6,000 barrels) have been recovered so far from the site of last week’s oil leak in Romeoville though a rep from the EPA says it’s still too early to say exactly how much oil spilled. It’s been enough to spike gas prices across the region, though. Enbridge reports that the pipe has been repaired and the oil flow will begin again by Friday which should help ease the issue. What won’t be eased is the pressure President Obama is putting on companies like Enbridge for oversight of the nation’s pipelines, citing the Kalamazoo River oil spill and last week’s natural gas explosion in San Bruno as examples. Here’s a quick overview of Enbridge’s violations.
via 250,000 Gallons Of Oil Collected In Romeoville So Far – Chicagoist.