Energy Transfer Crude Pipe to Resume After Spill Kept it Down for 3 Weeks

Energy Transfer LP completed testing on its West Texas Gulf Crude pipeline which is expected to resume Tuesday, a spokeswoman told Reuters in an emailed statement on Monday.

A spill extended maintenance work on the line which resulted in a prolonged outage that pressured regional crude prices in West Texas as the region grappled with limited pipeline takeaway capacity.

The spill involved an undisclosed amount of water and contained “a very small amount of residual crude oil,” the Dallas pipeline operator said in an email.

The West Texas Gulf pipeline runs from Colorado City to Longview, Texas. Originally, maintenance was scheduled for about 10 days starting on October 10, however a spill delayed the normal return of operations by over a week.

Julie Dermansky