Cleanup Underway After Centurion Pipeline Oil Spill in Oklahoma

Cleanup is underway in Yukon, Oklahoma after a pipeline burst on Sunday, spilling an estimated 1,000 barrels of crude oil into a private pond.

The spill occurred from a pipe owned by Centurion Pipeline, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corp. The company said the release has been contained.

The EPA told local reporters that hundreds of dead fish are being removed from the private pond as cleanup continues.

Centurion sent local reporters an updated statement Monday saying the company has made significant improvements in removing oil from the pond and that it will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.

Source:
News 9

Update: Centurion Pipeline Spilled 15,800 Gallons of Oil

A leak that occurred last Tuesday from a Centurion Pipeline oil pipeline in Oklahoma spilled 377 barrels, or 15,800 gallons of oil before repairs began the following day, according to the Oklahoma Public Utilities Commission.

The oil ran into a dry creek bed about 30 miles north of Cushing, Oklahoma and was considered a "relatively large" spill that will take until at least the middle of next week to clean up, said a spokesperson for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

The leak last Tuesday was caused by a Plains All American Pipeline contractor who was excavating for another pipeline.

Centurion's pipeline has since returned to normal service.

Source:
Reuters