Pipeline developers temporarily shut down service on an oil pipeline system in Cushing, Oklahoma after an oil spill occurred on the line late Sunday night.
An older section of the Seaway pipeline, a joint venture between Enterprise Products Partners and Enbridge that delivers oil to the Texas Gulf Coast, was shut down as a precaution after officials detected a leak of an undisclosed amount of oil that did not cause any injuries, fires, and was not a threat to the public.
According to Seaway Crude Pipeline Co., the spill occurred in an industrial area of Cushing near Linwood Avenue and Texaco Drive. The spill occurred on Enbridge property only and has been contained in a retention pond at Enbridge’s facility.
Seaway said in a news release that the company is continuing to make efficient progress in cleaning up the spill, using vacuum trucks to recover the crude.
The amount of oil spilled will not be disclosed until cleanup efforts are complete, according Enterprise Products Partners.