Karen Tyrone
, vice president and operations manager of Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co., said that the remediation plan that Exxon plans to submit to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) outlining why the Pegasus pipeline ruptured and how Exxon will ensure that it doesn’t break again will take at least a year to execute. 

In an interview with Talk Business’ Roby Brock, Tyrone did not directly answer Brock’s question of whether Exxon would be willing to relocate the pipeline outside of the Lake Maumelle Watershed.

“I would hate to speculate on next steps … When we execute that remedial work plan, we will repair, reinforce or replace the pipe as necessary to ensure the integrity of the pipeline,” said Tyrone.  

See the full interview, including a lot of discussion about Exxon’s plans for ensuring the safety of the line, in the video above.