OFFSHORE TEXAS HAS THIRD OIL SPILL OF SUMMER
Another sizable oil spill has occurred off Texas, less than 48 hr after cleanup of last month's spill in Galveston Bay was complete. A barge that buckled and ruptured during loading at Lyondell Petrochemical Co.'s dock spilled about 500 bbl of No. 6 fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel. Environmental damage was minimal, and cleanup was expected to be complete at the end of last week.