Two oil and gas companies have agreed in Oklahoma City federal court to pay $7.4 million in Clean Water Act penalties following a July 2022 underground pipeline rupture that leaked more than 7,100 barrels into Skull Creek north of Cushing.
The agreement was made by Holly Energy Partners-Operating and Osage Pipe Line Co. Osage owns the 135 mile long pipeline that carries oil from the Cushing Hub northward to the HollyFrontier refinery in El Dorado, Kansas. The land in question, located about five miles north of Cushing, is owned by the Sac and Fox Nation, according to a report by The Oklahoman.
The HF Sinclair group and CHS Inc. are co-owners of Holly Energy Partners.
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