Magellan Midstream Reports Pipeline Spill in Bastrop County, Texas

Tulsa-based Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. reported Thursday that a crude oil pipeline rupture in Bastrop County, Texas leaked nearly 1,200 gallons of oil.

Magellan advised that an excavating contractor performing maintenance activities on the company’s Longhorn pipeline struck a fitting shortly before 9 a.m., forcing the temporary evacuation of nearby residents. No injuries were reported.

The pipeline was immediately shut down while the line segment was isolated, according to a company press release.

Approximately 100 Magellan representatives, local emergency responders, clean-up crews and environmental crews are actively involved in cleanup efforts at the site. Magellan also confirmed that the leaked product did not reach any water source.

All appropriate federal and state agencies have been notified. Remediation efforts are ongoing.