On 3/18/04 an oil spilled occurred at the Alabama Bulk Terminal facility which is located along the main shipping channel in Mobile, AL.
According to the terminal manager, a malfunction occurred at the location of a site valve used for periodic sampling. Extreme vibration is thought to have caused the valve to fail thus releasing approximately 60,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil from a 120 bbl. AST into the immediate surrounding containement area.
No oil product left the facility property.
All oil has been successfully recovered and final analytical information regarding soil contamination is pending.