Bruce Heine Tom Byers 
(918) 574-7010 (office) (918) 574-7011 (office)
(918) 645-8989 (cell) (918) 605-7509 (cell)
One Williams Center 
Tulsa, OK 74172

Media Advisory #2

February 19, 2018 4 p.m. Central time 

Since the West Fargo and Fargo Fire Departments safely extinguished yesterday’s fire at our Fargo facility, Magellan representatives and environmental specialists have continued to make progress on clean-up activities. A total of 40 Magellan employees, specialists and contractors are on site this afternoon. All activities associated with the incident have been conducted without any injuries. Our truck loading operations at the terminal resumed at 3 p.m. CST this afternoon. We resumed pipeline service into Fargo this afternoon and we expect to resume outbound pipeline service from Fargo to Grand Forks, ND later today.

The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

We sincerely apologize to our neighbors and nearby residents for the inconvenience caused by yesterday’s incident. We wish to thank all responding agencies and officials, including the West Fargo and Fargo Fire and Police Departments, for their leadership and their professional service during the incident.


Media Advisory #1

February 18, 2018 2 p.m. Central time

The fire at Magellan’s Fargo terminal occurred on piping connections adjacent to a storage tank. Damage assessments will be conducted following the incident response and with consideration for worker safety.  At approximately 12:45 p.m. CST, representatives of the Fargo Fire Department and West Fargo Fire Department safely extinguished the blaze.

Additional Magellan employees, excavators, environmental and clean-up specialists are now at the facility. Clean-up operations are in the development stage and will be implemented as soon as possible. There have been no evacuations or injuries although the local fire department encouraged residents to remain inside earlier today.

As a safety precaution, inbound and outbound pipeline operations at Fargo remain suspended along with truck loading operations at the terminal. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. The preliminary estimate of diesel fuel combusted or released is 1,200 barrels.

We will provide additional details in the near future.      


Media Advisory

February 18, 2018 8:30 a.m. Central time

TULSA, Okla. – Earlier today, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. experienced a fire at our Fargo, ND terminal. The fire is currently isolated to an above ground storage tank and the immediate area around the tank. The tank contains ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. The total storage capacity of the tank is approximately 43,000 barrels.

Representatives of the Fargo Fire Department and Magellan employees are on site. All appropriate regulatory agencies have been notified. There are no road closures or evacuations at this time and there were no injuries associated with the incident. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Truck loading operations at the terminal have been suspended. We will provide additional details in the near future.


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