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Magellan Expects Nebraska Pipeline Return to Service Today

December 12, 2011

(Updates with size of spill and background in second paragraph.)

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Magellan Midstream Partners LP expects to return a products pipeline to service in Nebraska late today.

Repairs to the pipeline that spilled an estimated 6,000 barrels of refined oil products have been completed, Bruce Heine, a company spokesman, said in an e-mail. Two separate lines carrying diesel and gasoline were shut Dec. 10 after they were struck by a bulldozer, he said.

The refined products have been contained, Heine said. Federal and state regulators are at the spill site 65 miles (105 kilometers) south of Omaha.

The pipeline system starts in Kansas City, Kansas, and runs north, said Heine, who declined to comment on the current operating rates of those lines.

--Editors: Richard Stubbe, Charlotte Porter

To contact the reporter on this story: Paul Burkhardt in New York at pburkhardt@bloomberg.net;

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Stets at dstets@bloomberg.net.


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