1,000 Barrels of Crude Spill from Pipeline in Rural Oklahoma

BILLINGS, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa-based pipeline company says about 1,000 barrels of crude oil has spilled from a pipeline in rural Oklahoma.

Bruce Heine, a spokesman for Magellan Midstream Partners, said in an email Friday the oil was released about 6 p.m. Thursday from a Magellan pipeline that stretches from Enid to Ponca City. He said the spill occurred in a rural area near Billings and no injuries occurred.

The pipeline was quickly shut down and the oil has been contained without evacuations or water contamination, Heine said. Magellan plans to recover the oil and clean up any affected soil. Repairs to the pipeline will begin later Friday.

Heine said damage to the pipeline involved excavation by another party and the incident remains under investigation.

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