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Update #5

July 21, 2017

The Longhorn pipeline is continuing to operate normally following repairs, testing, and start-up on Sunday morning. Clean-up activities at the release site will continue for the foreseeable future. We have updated the final release volume to 2,084 barrels following analysis of the refill volume calculations. All appropriate regulatory agencies have been notified.

Update #4

Repairs to the Longhorn Pipeline system have been completed and we safely resumed normal pipeline operations at 11 AM Central time this morning. Clean-up activities remain underway at the release site in Bastrop County.

There have been no injuries associated with this incident.

This will be the final media advisory. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

Update #3

Magellan representatives and contractors safely continued clean-up activities today. Repairs to the Longhorn Pipeline system are underway. Based on today’s progress, we now expect to resume normal pipeline operations late this weekend.

Officials have reopened FM 20.

The release which occurred on the morning of July 13th was not a “pipeline rupture”. It is clear that the release was caused by a contractor striking a below ground fitting on Magellan’s Longhorn Pipeline with construction equipment.

There have been no injuries associated with this incident.

Update #2

July 14, 2017

Last night, Magellan representatives and environmental specialists safely recaptured all free-standing oil at the release site in Bastrop County, Texas. Clean-up activities will continue today with the removal and replacement of affected soil. Ongoing site clean-up and monitoring activities will continue for the foreseeable future. We expect officials to open FM 20 later today.

We are planning to begin repairs to the damaged pipeline later today and we expect to safely resume normal operations on the Longhorn pipeline system early next week. We are pleased to report that there are no injuries associated with this incident.

Update #1

July 13, 2017

Clean-up and product recovery actions are well underway at the release site in Bastrop County, Texas. There are approximately 100 representatives currently working at the site including emergency responders, clean-up and environmental specialists, state and federal regulators and Magellan employees. Actions have been taken to contain the crude oil release to minimize environmental impact and to ensure public safety. The oil has been contained in a small area around the pipeline release and no crude oil has reached any water.

As a safety precaution, 15 residences near the site were temporarily evacuated earlier today and a section of FM 20 remains closed. All residents who were evacuated will be cleared by local authorities to return home later today. All costs incurred by residents due to the evacuation will be reimbursed by Magellan.

There are no injuries associated with the incident. Clean-up and recovery activities will continue overnight.

Media Advisory

July 13, 2017

Shortly before 9 a.m. CST this morning, a contractor working on Magellan’s Longhorn pipeline system struck a fitting on the pipeline approximately 4 miles southwest of Bastrop, TX causing a release. The incident occurred when the contractor was conducting maintenance activities on the pipeline, which was in service at the time. The preliminary volume estimate of the release is 1,200 barrels.  The pipeline was immediately and safely shut down and the line segment has been isolated.

Efforts are in progress to contain the crude oil release to minimize environmental impact and to ensure public safety. As a safety precaution, several families near the site have temporarily evacuated and a section of FM 20 has been closed. There are no injuries associated with the incident.

Local emergency responders, Magellan representatives, clean-up crews, and environmental crews are currently on site. All appropriate federal and state agencies have been notified. Clean-up activities will be underway this morning.

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