Enterprise Products Partners Shuts Down Oil Pipeline after Leak

Enterprise Products Partners shut down its Seaway crude oil pipeline over the weekend after a potential leak was detected, according to Reuters reports.

The company reported the incident on the 400,000 barrel-per-day pipeline to the National Response Center on Saturday. PHMSA is currently investigating the cause of the leak.

The same crude oil pipeline, which travels from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast, was shut down in January after being struck by a third-party contractor and spewing oil across a Dallas highway.


Enterprise Products Partners: Seaway Pipeline to Resume Operation after Rupture

A major Texas oil pipeline that was shut down Tuesday after a rupture and leak will resume operation on or before next Tuesday, according to pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners.

A section of the 500-mile Seaway S-1 oil pipeline was struck by a third-party contractor during construction in Dallas, Texas on Monday, sending oil stories-high into the air and onto a major highway.

According to a company statement, Enterprise Products Partners is making progress in repairing the line, which the company shut down after the incident.

The Seaway S-1 pipeline carries 400,000 barrels per day of crude from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast. The pipeline is a 50/50 joint venture between Enterprise Products Partners and Enbridge Inc.



Seaway Pipeline in Cushing Temporarily Shut After Oil Spill

Seaway Pipeline Map (  Seaway Pipeline  )

Seaway Pipeline Map (Seaway Pipeline)

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.

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