Cleanup is underway near Cushing after a pipeline burst that sent 1,000 barrels of crude oil into a nearby creek.
Holly Energy Partners said its Osage pipeline ruptured about a month ago and spilled about 42,000 gallons of oil into Skull Creek, which feeds the Cimarron River.
The company said its pipeline runs from Cushing to El Dorado, Kansas, and crews noticed the leak on July 8.
Approximately 1,000 barrels were released into the creek. Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration investigators said no one was injured and the failed section of the pipeline was sent to a lab for analysis.
The pipeline was returned to service ten days later, on July 18, with 20% less pressure.
The EPA said the spill, which stretches just over a mile up the shore of Skull Creek, is contained by dams and dams and nearby citizens shouldn’t be concerned.
Holly Energy Partners said it takes this recovery process seriously and wants to minimize any damage to the environment.
The EPA continues to work on the cleanup with the other agencies.
Payne County Emergency Management and Cushing Fire Department also assisted in the response.