facebook
twitter
search
search

Oil spill reported near Austin, Texas

Oct. 30, 2013 at 7:50 AM

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in Texas confirmed about 400 barrels of crude oil spilled near Austin from a pipeline owned by Koch Pipeline Co.

The Texas Railroad Commission said the oil spilled from an 8-inch diameter pipeline in Smithville, about 40 miles southeast of Austin, KVUE-TV, Austin, reported Tuesday.

The broadcaster reported Koch Pipeline Co. said it notified the appropriate federal and state regulators but had no estimated time for repairs. Neither Koch nor the Texas Railroad Commission had a public statement about the incident.

A response team from SWS Environmental, an emergency spill response company, had contained the spill. No public waters were soiled by the spill. The pipeline services refineries in Corpus Christie.

The cause of the incident is ongoing.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Houston-based LINN leaves Texas shale
Australian troops to receive new rifle variant
Gas prices could go up, AAA says
Saab joining BAE Systems, Patria in bid to produce armored vehicle
Kurdish government in Iraq selling more oil