On May 19, 2015, Plains All American Pipeline experienced an accidental crude oil release from its 24-inch pipeline – Line 901 – from Las Flores to Gaviota, located in Santa Barbara County, Calif. From the day of the incident, there was a unified effort from federal, state and local officials along with Plains to mitigate the impact of the release on the environment and the community. All related cleanup is complete, and Line 901 remains shut down.
This website provides Plains-related details about the Line 901 release and response, including talking points from news conferences, responses to Plains-related questions and background regarding our operating practices and safety record. Updates on the efforts of the Unified Command to investigate and remedy the release are available by visiting www.refugioresponse.com.
In August, 2017, Plains filed permit applications with Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties to construct Lines 901R and 903R, which would replace the existing, pipelines. Additional information about the pipeline replacement project is available by visiting www.line901r.com.