SMITHVILLE, Texas (KXAN) - Hazardous material crews are still working on cleaning up a crude oil leak on private property in Smithville on Wednesday.
On Monday, Koch Pipeline Company discovered their Vista Ranch Road pipeline leaked approximately 400 barrels of crude oil in a rural area of Smithville.
The pipeline was shutdown and the leak contained, but the leak still managed to cover a 2,500 square yard area and seep into two livestock ponds.
According to Jake Reint with Koch Pipeline Company, they're making progress with the clean-up, but there is no timetable yet for restarting the pipeline.
The release was discovered as a result of a routine aerial inspection of the pipelines operating in the area. The cause of the release is currently unknown
Koch Pipeline Company operates more than 4,000 miles of pipelines in Texas as well as several other strates.
The company recently completed a series of pipeline construction projects in south Texas to expand the ability to transport Eagle Ford crude oil to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries.
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