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Oil pipeline ruptured in Texas

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According to news sources, a crude oil pipeline remained shut on 31 January after road construction crews ruptured the line northeast of Dallas on 30 January. The rupture sending oil gushing several stories into the air, spraying oil all over a highway.

The 30 in. dia. Seaway S-1 pipeline pumps oil 500 miles from Cushing (Okla) to refineries near Houston.

Representatives of the pipeline were not immediately available. Therefore, there is currently no indication of how much oil was spilt or when the line may reopen.

The pipeline is operated by Seaway Crude Pipeline Company, a 50/50 joint venture between Enterprise and Enbridge. “The pipeline has been shutdown and isolated,” the company said in its most recent statement on 30 January, adding it is developing “a plan to resume operations as quickly and safely as possible.”

Seaway also confirmed no fire or injuries occurred as a result of the rupture.

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