Tulsa Firm Says No One Hurt in Texas Pipeline Break

Jul 14, 2017


The Magellan facility in Texas
Credit Magellan MidStream

Authorities have allowed residents to return to homes evacuated after about 50,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a cut underground pipeline in Central Texas.

Cleanup crews worked all day Thursday to clean up the oil spilled after a contractor accidentally cut the Longhorn pipeline near Bastrop. That's about 30 miles east of Austin.

A spokesman for Magellan Midstream Partners of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bruce Heine (hyn), says no one was injured by in the spill.

About 15 households were displaced by the spill.