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Phillips 66 Improving Pipeline Over Yellowstone River

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - While there's been much publicity lately about pipeline failures along the Yellowstone River, some pipeline companies have been quietly making improvements to prevent future pipeline breaks.

For example, Phillips 66 is getting ready to replace a pipe near Billings and bury it deeper below the Yellowstone River.

The company has improved 60 of its pipeline river crossings in recent years and has 40 more to go.

Mike Miller is the Billings division pipeline manager at Phillips 66.

Miller tells KULR-TV (http://bit.ly/1aCQCvY) that the company has increased efforts to replace river pipeline crossing with deeper crossing to reduce the risk of failure.

He says the pipeline crossings being improved didn't pose imminent concerns, but he notes rivers can meander or get deeper and expose a pipeline that isn't buried deep enough.

Information from: KULR-TV, http://www.kulr8.com

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