Time-Lapse Video Shows Oil Drums' Journey Through South Bay

500,000-pound drums moved through streets of LA

By Olsen Ebright
|  Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013  |  Updated 10:13 AM PDT
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The effort to move Chevron's drums through the streets of Los Angeles has joined the ranks of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and LACMA's Levitated Mass -- it now has a time-lapse video.

The video, posted on the oil giant's YouTube page Monday, condenses the 4.5-hour journey through LA into a 3-minute clip. It shows the journey from Redondo Beach's King Harbor to an El Segundo refinery.

As of Tuesday morning, the video (embedded below) had amassed more than 6,000 views.

The six steel drums were maneuvered through the South Bay, two at a time overnight on Feb. 20, 27 and March 6.

Each drum measured 100 feet long by 28 feet wide, weighing about 500,000 pounds. Some trees, power lines and traffic signals were reconfigured to accommodate the trip.

Although the transport didn't have the fan appeal of Endeavour or LACMA's boulder, spectators did show up to watch the pilgrimage.

The drums were scheduled to replace aging equipment at the Chevron refinery.

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