Crews worked on Monday to clean up crude oil that spilled in and near the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana even as Bridger Pipeline LLC tried to determine what caused the weekend breach, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The release of crude oil from Bridger’s Poplar Pipeline system near Glendive, Montana began on Saturday morning, the company said in a statement.
Bridger said its initial estimate was that 300-1,200 barrels of crude oil had been released. The company, however, did not provide the amount of oil spilled into the river.
Oil has been seen in the river in spots 15 and 25 miles downstream from Glendive, with some of the oil trapped under ice, the Journal said.