Concerns Over Oil Pipeline Inspection at Oologah Lake - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Concerns Over Oil Pipeline Inspection at Oologah Lake

Posted: Updated:

As an inspection of the Ozark Pipeline continues at the floor of Oologah Lake, the company overseeing the project is working to assure everyone that there is no reason for concern.

Underneath the waters of Oologah Lake, sits a very important stretch of pipeline. Carrying oil from Cushing, OK to Wood River, Illinois, any possible issue is cause for inspection.

"Usually, you don't see a 60 ton crane out in the middle of a lake." Corey Dahlin is project manager for Enbridge, the company planted at the middle of the lake, inspecting the pipeline.

That presence has had some wondering, why they are here.

"There was a signal or anomaly that is present down there," said Dahlin. But, when it comes to an oil pipeline running through a lake that supplies drinking water -- the question is, what is considered an anomaly? "It could be anything from a loose bolt that -- you know -- touched the pipeline to a small section of corrosion," Dahlin said.

Enbridge says the pipelines are tested routinely and any small trigger can call for an inspection like this.

With a considerable amount of Tulsa's drinking water coming from the lake, the project has had some asking questions about what is really going on -- worried about the safety of the water that may come into their homes.

Dahlin says, the site is secure and there is no reason for concern.

"We, actually, were able to purge the section of pipe underneath the lake with nitrogen gas and with that being isolated, there is no risk of -- of an oil leak if one was found," he added.

The company says, while some may question the reason for the inspection, they are open to skepticism.

Dahlin said, "You know, we're very transparent, we're not trying to hide anything here."

The company says they hope to be done, no later than the weekend of July 4th.

People we spoke with at a nearby marina say their main concern is for those boating after nightfall, saying people need to be cautious of the barge and equipment at the middle of the lake.

  • Top Videos

  • NewsMore>>

  • OKC Police Officer in Custody for Sexual Misconduct

    OKC Police Officer in Custody for Sexual Misconduct

    An Oklahoma City police officer has been accused of sexual misconduct and taken into custody.OKC police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was taken into custody earlier this afternoon in front of a Gold's Gym.Holtzclaw is accused of requiring women to expose themselves and perform sexual acts. He has been booked in the Oklahoma County jail on multiple charges, including rape, rape by instrumentation, forcible sodomy and sexual battery charges.Holtzclaw bond is set at five million dollars.More >>
    An Oklahoma City police officer has been accused of sexual misconduct and taken into custody.OKC police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was taken into custody earlier this afternoon in front of a Gold's Gym.Holtzclaw is accused of requiring women to expose themselves and perform sexual acts. He has been booked in the Oklahoma County jail on multiple charges, including rape, rape by instrumentation, forcible sodomy and sexual battery charges.Holtzclaw bond is set at five million dollars.More >>
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Race At Bristol To Air On Alternate Channels In Tulsa Area

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Race At Bristol To Air On Alternate Channels In Tulsa Area

    Due to Tulsa Channel 8's live airing of the St. Louis Rams preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, August 23, the schedule NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol will be moved to alternate channels as follows:Over the air--KTUL 8.3 Cox Cable---131 DISH DirecTV---ESPN Alternate Channels DISH---channel 145 DirecTV---channel 209-1More >>
    Due to Tulsa Channel 8's live airing of the St. Louis Rams preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, August 23, the schedule NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol will be moved to alternate channels as follows:Over the air--KTUL 8.3 Cox Cable---131 DISH DirecTV---ESPN Alternate Channels DISH---channel 145 DirecTV---channel 209-1More >>
  • Medical Marijuana Petition Falls Short Of Necessary Signatures

    Medical Marijuana Petition Falls Short Of Necessary Signatures

    The Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office says an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot.More >>
    The Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office says an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot.More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.