OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to a broken oil line Monday morning.
According to officials, the 16-inch line is near 178th and Portland in OKC. Reports say a piece of equipment struck the line and broke it, causing crude oil to pool and run down the road and into storm drains.
OKCFD says crews have contained the leak and there are no life hazards. Workers shut down the pipe, but oil will continue to flow for a while. Storm Water Quality is also working with the oil company in regards to clean up.
Energy Transfer, the company that owns the pipeline, sent KFOR the following statement:
A contractor for the developer of the subdivision hit one of our crude lines this morning and caused a leak. We have shut in the line, however, there is residual product coming out of the line. We are working quickly as possible to stop the leak. We have dispatched specialized crews to contain the product that is out of the line and begin the cleanup process. All regulatory notifications have been made. We will provide updates as information becomes available.Energy Transfer