Damage to pipeline that spilled oil last week in Texas repaired
A handful of homes were evacuated Thursday after the release from the Longhorn pipeline system, operated by Magellan Midstream Partners.
Magellan Midstream Partners said a contractor working on the pipeline struck a fitting during routine maintenance activities, causing the spill.
"The release, which occurred on the morning of July 13th, was not a pipeline rupture," the company explained in an emailed statement.
"It is clear that the release was caused by a contractor striking a below ground fitting on Magellan's Longhorn Pipeline with construction equipment." ■