Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P. (“Buckeye”), a subsidiary of Buckeye Partners, L.P., confirmed that a pipeline failure at 5:17 pm CST on September 7, 2018, resulted in an accidental release of approximately 195 barrels of jet fuel (turbine fuel) into the St. Mary’s River in Decatur, IN. Buckeye is currently investigating the cause of the failure.
The pipeline was shut down immediately by the Buckeye Control Center after detecting a pressure irregularity. Buckeye’s Emergency Response Team has been working around the clock to secure the area, contain and collect the released jet fuel, and remediate any resulting adverse environmental impacts.
Buckeye and its employees are an integral part of the local communities in which we operate. Our primary concerns are protecting the safety of the public and the environment. No fires or injuries have been reported.
Buckeye is working with local public safety officials as well as applicable state and federal authorities to address the situation quickly and safely.
The pipeline will remain shut down until it is repaired and deemed safe to return to service.
- Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P.’s operating headquarters is based in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, with corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas.
Public Information Officer: Marty White – (419) 236-7766 / MWhite@buckeye.com