Enbridge Energy cleans up 2,500-barrel crude leak at Cushing terminal

Enbridge Energy Partners is cleaning up a leak of about 2,500 barrels of crude oil Saturday at its Cushing terminal in Oklahoma.

Oil leaked from a trunk line connected to a tank on the property, then flowed outside of a berm into a containment pond, according to a National Response Center filing. The cause of the leak is unknown and the report showed the line would be sealed, dug up and replaced.

Workers at the Cushing south terminal noticed the leak about 2 p.m. local time, Larry Springer, an Enbridge spokesman, said in a phone interview today. The failed line and the connected tank have been isolated.

There were no injuries or evacuations and cleanup continues, Springer said. All other Enbridge Cushing terminal operations are continuing normally, he said.

Companies in the U.S. must notify the response center if they release hazardous substances in excess of reportable quantities, according to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund.