Pipe break spurs small oil spill in Santa Maria
September 29, 2014
A small oil spill occurred Saturday morning near Highway 101 in Santa Maria after an underground pipe broke. [KSBY]
Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the spill at 1348 East Battles Road just after 7 a.m. When they arrived, Greka Oil and Gas workers were already cleaning up the spill.
The responders limited the spill to about one barrel of oil. No injuries occurred as a result of the broken pipe, and the spill did not cause any environmental damage, according to the county fire department.
It is unclear what caused the oil pipe to break.