Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P. (“Buckeye”), a subsidiary of Buckeye Partners, L.P., is continuing its efforts to recover jet fuel released from its pipeline into the St. Mary’s River in Decatur, Indiana on September 8, 2018. Of the reported release estimate of 195 barrels, the significant majority of the released product has been physically collected, dispersed or evaporated. Recovery efforts, along with air and water quality monitoring, continue for the remaining residual product. No injuries or public health and safety issues have been reported.
Buckeye continues to work closely with U.S. EPA, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and Adams County as well as the City of Decatur emergency management, fire, law enforcement, and soil and water conservation personnel. The company’s primary objectives continue to be:
- Ensure the health and safety of public and response personnel;
- Maximize protection of environmentally sensitive areas; and
- Contain and recover any remaining released product.
The pipeline remains shutdown until it is fully repaired and deemed safe to return to service. Local weather has delayed the repair plans and the completion of recovery efforts. The cause of the failure is still under investigation.
Additional information can be found at Buckeye’s incident response website: www.stmarysriverclean.com.
- Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P.’s operating headquarters is based in Breinigsville Pennsylvania with corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas
- Media Inquiry – David Conti 412-808-1170; David.Conti@fticonsulting.com
- Public Information Officer: Marty White – (419) 236-7766/ MWhite@Buckeye.com