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How Will BP Pipeline Leak Affect U.S. Oil Market?

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How Will BP Pipeline Leak Affect U.S. Oil Market?

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How Will BP Pipeline Leak Affect U.S. Oil Market?

How Will BP Pipeline Leak Affect U.S. Oil Market?

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This week's announcement that BP will close the nation's largest oil field to repair a leaky pipeline was compounded by news Tuesday that the line would be closed until January. What does that mean for the U.S. oil market, and how serious a problem is pipeline maintenance in the oil industry?

Guests:

Phil Flynn, vice president and senior oil analyst at Alaron Trading

Tom Rooney, president and CEO of Insituform, a global company that repairs pipelines around the world, including oil pipelines

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