California spill considered unlikely

THE company at the centre of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years had claimed that its state-of-the-art monitoring could quickly detect possible leaks and alert operators, making an oil spill "extremely unlikely".

Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline said it had a range of guards against crude oil spills and was prepare for the worst if a spill happened, however when oil started gushing from the 25km