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Money Keystone pipeline reopens after 1.4 million-litre spill in North Dakota

23:40  10 november  2019
23:40  10 november  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Keystone pipeline shut down for investigation of potential N.D. oil leak

  Keystone pipeline shut down for investigation of potential N.D. oil leak CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. says it has shut down the Keystone pipeline while it investigates a potential oil spill in North Dakota. In a brief statement on Wednesday, the Calgary-based company says it is investigating a possible incident after detecting a drop in pressure near its facilities at Edinberg, N.D., at about 9:20 p.m. MT on Tuesday. It says Keystone customers have been notified the pipeline will remain shut down while it investigates the incident.According to The Associated Press, some wetlands appear to have been affected by the oil leak, but not any sources of drinking water.There are no estimates of volume or how much land may have been affected.

TC Energy's Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons ( 1 . 4 million liters ) of oil in northeastern North Dakota , marking the second significant spill in two years along the line that carries Canadian tar sands oil through seven states, regulators said Thursday. Crews on Tuesday shut down

An estimated 1 . 4 million litres of oil have spilled from TC Energy Corp.'s Keystone crude pipeline in North Dakota , state authorities said on Thursday, a major leak at a time of increased regulatory scrutiny of oil pipeline expansions. The cause of the rupture has not yet been disclosed.

The Keystone pipeline resumed moving crude oil Sunday after 1.4 million litres of oil were spilled in North Dakota in late October.

Pipeline operator TC Energy will operate it at a reduced pressure, gradually increasing the volume of crude oil moving through the system, the Calgary-based company stated in an emailed release Sunday afternoon. The company said the repair and restart plan was approved by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

The spill was one of the largest on-shore crude oil spills in the region in the last decade and Keystone's largest spill.

The pipeline, which delivers roughly 93.8 million litres per day from Hardisty, Alta., to the U.S. Gulf Coast, had been shut down since the spill near Edinburg, N.D., was detected on Oct. 29. The spill impacted a nearby wetland.

Here’s how experts say the Keystone oil spill could impact Canadian oil, gas prices

  Here’s how experts say the Keystone oil spill could impact Canadian oil, gas prices Will Canadians notice an increase in prices as the pump? Here's what experts say.Early estimates suggest 1.4 million litres of oil have spilled, affecting 2,090 square meters of land.

North Dakota regulators say the Keystone pipeline leaked more than 1 . 4 million litres (383,000 gallons) of oil in the northeastern part of the state. The company says the spill has been contained and its cause is unknown. READ MORE: Keystone pipeline shut down after potential spill in North

The spill in South Dakota comes just days before Nebraska regulators will decide on a permit “This is not the first time TransCanada’s pipeline has spilled toxic tar sands, and it won’t be the last.” Thursday’s episode is one of several major pipeline spills in recent years. More than a million

TC Energy said it's still investigating what caused the incident and analyzing the segment of removed pipe. "No significant impacts to the environment" have been found so far, the company's website states.

a group of people walking down a dirt road: Workers clean contaminated soil after the Keystone pipeline spilled oil in North Dakota in late October.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Workers clean contaminated soil after the Keystone pipeline spilled oil in North Dakota in late October.

Around 200 personnel have been working around the clock to clean up the site, and have recovered more than 1.08 million litres of oil.

In 2017, a Keystone leak in rural South Dakota spilled around 1.04 million litres, PHMSA data shows. Earlier this year, Keystone was partially shut after leaking 6,800 litres of crude in Missouri.

TC Energy has been working to expand the pipeline system to double its capacity but has faced regulatory hurdles. Completion of the Keystone XL project is currently slated for 2021.

The differential between West Texas Intermediate and Western Canadian Select sat at around $22 US as of Thursday.

City of Hamilton defends decision to keep massive sewage spill secret .
HAMILTON — A report on a massive sewage spill into a Hamilton creek was "a confidential matter," city officials said Thursday as they defended their decision to keep the details secret from the public. Twenty-four billion litres of untreated wastewater flowed into Chedoke Creek between 2014 and 2018, the city said in a statement released Wednesday, shortly after a local newspaper reached out to officials for comment on the report. Twenty-four billion litres of untreated wastewater flowed into Chedoke Creek between 2014 and 2018, the city said in a statement released Wednesday, shortly after a local newspaper reached out to officials for comment on the report.

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