Anadarko Petroleum oil tank leak reported near Erie Commons

Anadarko Petroleum oil tank leak reported near Erie Commons
Posted at 4:12 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 18:17:06-04

ERIE, Colo. – An Anadarko Petroleum oil tank started leaking near an Erie Commons well site south of Maxwell Street on Wednesday, the town of Erie reports.

Erie authorities say the leaking oil is being released into a containment area, but have not released further details.

The town said the company would be providing further information in a release report with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Anadarko is the same operator behind a leaking flow line that released methane into the basement of a home in Firestone, causing an explosion that killed two earlier this year.

It is also the parent company of Kerr-McGee, which operates an oil tank battery that exploded about a month later in Weld County, also killing one person.

After the Firestone explosion, the company shut-in 3,000 of its vertical wells for inspection. The company has also been participating in the state-mandated reviews ordered after the Firestone explosion and has so far been in compliance with all the deadlines, even over-reporting in some cases, the COGCC said.