Fire at TX Crude Tank

Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 05:08 PM gHale

A fire broke out Tuesday morning at a Plains All American Pipeline crude storage tank east of Wichita Falls, Texas, the company said.

The fire was limited to a single storage tank at the Wichita Falls Station, the company said, and none of its workers were missing.

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Plains did not say if there were injuries, but did say first responders were on site.

Plains did not specify whether the fire had affected any other operations.

Wichita Falls is a crude injection point in north Texas along Plain’s Basin Pipeline, which runs from the Permian Basin to the oil storage hub at Cushing, Oklahoma.

The Basin pipeline was shut briefly, according to market intelligence firm Genscape, though the cause was unclear.

Flows on the pipeline resumed to a rate of nearly 410,000 barrels per day (bpd) after power consumption increased at 1 p.m. ET, Genscape said.

Pipeline flow averaged about 365,000 bpd this week thus far and the Basin pipeline has a capacity of 450,000 bpd, Genscape said.

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