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CNBNEWS photo: Cleanup crews survey the oil spill in the Delaware River from the Gloucester City NJ  boat marina. The oil came from a nearby asphalt terminal, Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.

 

 

By CNBNews Staff

 

GLOUCESTER CITYNJ (CNBNews.net)—Approximately 150 gallons of heating oil was spilled into the Delaware River earlier today. The Coast Guard is supervising the cleanup which happened 8:30 a.m. this morning near Proprietors’ Park, King Street.

 

Officials said the oil came from Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P., located at the intersection of King Street and Jersey Avenue, which is adjacent to the park. They produce asphalt products.  The company's corporate offices are located in Oklahoma City, OK. Their Gloucester City terminal occupies the former Koch Oil Tank site. 

Brett Gooden, media spokesperson for the company said Blueknight has hired contractors, see photo, to clean up the spill. 

He released the following statement on behalf of the company: 

In accordance with our plans and procedures, we contacted the appropriate state and federal regulatory authorities early this morning when we discovered the spill. We coordinated with these regulatory authorities and with the local agencies and took immediate steps to contain the spill and the impact on the environment. 

Environmental remediation specialists who are part of our response contingency team were notified to assist with the cleanup.

Our review of this incident is still in progress.

It is not known if any wildlife have been effected by the spill. Nor is it known what caused the accident. 

The incident is under investigation. 

The following information is from the company's website

Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. is a publicly traded master limited partnership formed in July 2007. The depth of our experience in the midstream energy business is second to none.

Our strategically located assets allow us to be a leading provider of mid-stream services in the energy industry. We provide services to our customers by focusing on three operational areas:

Crude Oil Terminalling and Storage

Crude Oil Gathering and Transportation Services

Asphalt Terminalling, Storage and Processing Services

Our general partner, Blueknight Energy Partners GP., L.L.C., is jointly owned by affiliates of Vitol Holdings, B.V., one of the world's largest independent energy traders, and Charlesbank Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm. Their unmatched size and experience will drive our future growth. We know the importance of optimizing commercial opportunities for our customers, starting with the consistent delivery of safe and reliable solutions. Our customers include independent oil and gas producers, petroleum product wholesalers and distributors, refiners and energy traders.

CNBNews photo:  News crews from area television stations and daily newspapers were at the scene filming the spill. 

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News tip provided by Joe O’Donnell

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