Pipeline cleanup continues, City says cleanup is no threat to homes and businesses

Cleanup crews are continuing their effort to clean an oil spill from a ruptured pipeline in Port Neches.

The pipeline was ruptured Thursday near the corner of HWY 366 and 136.  It is estimated that around 364 barrels of crude oil was spilled.

A spokesperson for the City of Port Neches said the spill does not pose a threat to any of the nearby homes or businesses.

The City of Port Neches issued the following news release Friday afternoon:

Currently, Shell Pipeline personnel are working to repair and mitigate a crude oil Shell Pipeline leak within the Huntsman Facility in Port Neches. This pipeline incident does not pose any threat to the safety of area residents and businesses nor does it pose an Environmental Impact. Shell employees have ensured the pipeline is secured and the leak has been stopped as they continue to make repairs. At times, until clean-up is complete, area residents may experience a noxious odor, similar natural gas.


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