Collin County oil spill dumped 600,000 gallons

For those who don’t know, about two weeks back, there was an oil spill in northern Collin County that dumped roughly 15,000 barrels of crude oil on the ground near Blue Ridge.


A single barrel of oil is about 42 gallons. Monday’s spill translates into roughly 600,000 gallons.

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  • The incident became international news when a Wall Street Journal reported that the spill bumped global oil prices up 2 percent.
  • A subcontractor for Dallas-based Austin Bridge & Road —- the contractor working with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on widening a section of State Highway 121 where Collin and Fannin counties meet—- reportedly drove a bulldozer into a segment of the Seaway Pipeline, causing the spill.


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