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Cleanup underway after northern Oklahoma crude oil spill


January 31, 2019

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Crews are working to contain thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked into a creek in northern Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said Wednesday oil extends for about 5 miles (8 kilometers) in Black Bear Creek in rural Garfield County.

Skinner says the spill was reported Tuesday by Great Salt Plains Midstream of Oklahoma City, a pipeline operator. The oil apparently leaked from an open valve on a tank. Skinner says the cause is under investigation.

He says about 750 barrels, or 31,500 gallons (119,240 liters), leaked and that crews are...

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