August 14, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bill Salvin, 480-363-3941
Bridger Pipeline Continues Cleanup and Repairs at Site of Diesel Fuel Leak
Bridger Pipeline crews are continuing their cleanup efforts at the site of an approximately 1,075 barrels (~45,000 gallons) diesel fuel leak in eastern Wyoming. The spill was discovered on July 27. The pipeline is a six-inch steel pipeline that delivers diesel fuel to the Powder River Basin. The site of the leak is on private land about 60 miles north of Casper, Wyoming near the town of Sussex.
Workers have replaced the damaged section of pipe and will perform a hydro-test on the line to ensure its integrity. A hydro-test involves filling a pipeline segment with water until it reaches a pressure that is higher than any pressure an operating pipeline will ever reach. This helps ensure the line can operate within its normal design guidelines. After successful completion of the test, Bridger Pipeline will restart the line.
“We regret the impact this spill has had on one of our Johnson County neighbors,” said Tad True, Vice President of Bridger Pipeline, LLC. “Our primary concern is to minimize the environmental impact of this incident and restore the area as closely as possible to its original condition.”
Bridger Pipeline, LLC operates approximately 3,500 miles of pipelines across Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota. The company is based in Casper, WY.