WELLINGTON, Utah (AP) — A gas driller says it has mopped up an oil leak in a creek outside a pipeline compressor station in eastern Utah.
Bill Barrett Corp. says "minor seepage" was discovered in 9 Mile Creek near Wellington.
The Denver-based company says crews used absorbent booms to contain the leak as they prepared to excavate an underground line that is the source of the leak.
Government regulators were notified and the company shut down the Dry Canyon Compressor Station east of Wellington, which processes 50 million cubic feet of natural gas a day.
Bill Barrett says the leak was discovered Tuesday and was contained by Thursday with no evidence of water pollution outside of the immediate location of the leak.