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Report: Enterprise/Enbridge crude pipeline shut down after rupture near Dallas

A major crude oil pipeline jointly owned by Enterprise Products Partners LP and Enbridge Inc. ruptured after being hit by a construction crew near Dallas, prompting the companies to shut down the pipeline's operations, the Houston Business Journal reported Jan. 31.

The Seaway S-1 pipeline near Dallas sprayed oil into the air and onto a highway Jan. 30, and since then has not yet resumed operations, the report said, citing the Collin County Sheriff's Office. The amount of oil spilled is not yet known. Enterprise has sent equipment and personnel to the site, according to the report, which said two small businesses in the area were asked to evacuate.

The ruptured pipeline's twin line is still operating normally, an Enterprise spokesman told the Journal. The company said it is working with emergency responders, law enforcement and regulatory authorities to clean up the spill and create a plan to put the pipeline back into operation.

The 850,000-barrel-per-day pipeline, which runs from Cushing, Okla., to Freeport, Texas, also experienced a leak in October 2016. Most of the oil spilled was contained in a retention pond at Enbridge's facility, but the pipeline was also shut down following the spill.