Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Reported In South Dakota

17 November, 2017, 01:56 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Crews cleaning up Keystone Pipeline leak in Marshall County

CALGARY-TransCanada Corp. said its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 795,000 litres of oil in Marshall County, S.D. just days before Nebraska is set to decide the fate of its Keystone XL pipeline.

TransCanada said in a statement it discovered the leak 6 a.m. on Thursday after systems detected a drop in pressure, and that it was working with the authorities as it investigates.

TransCanada estimates the pipeline leaked 5,000 barrels of oil, or about 210,000 gallons, before going offline.

The company says that it is providing state and federal regulators "with accurate and confirmed information on an ongoing basis".

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The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources heard about the leak at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, ABC affiliate KSFY reported.

The Keystone pipeline has leaked in South Dakota before, as recently as last spring.

The leak occurred about 3 miles southeast of the community of Amherst.

TransCanada is seeking approval from the Nebraska Public Service Commission for the final section of a second pipeline project, the Keystone XL.

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TransCanada has indicated that the pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, to Cushing, Okla., and to Wood River/Patoka, Ill., is expected to remain shut down. The Keystone XL pipeline has been opposed by environmental and Native American groups since it was proposed previous year.

This spill should be a stark warning for Nebraska's PSC as it considers TransCanada's proposed route for Keystone XL through some of the state's most sensitive farmlands and aquifers.

The Keystone Pipeline is part of a 2,687-mile system that also is to include the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which has faced persistent opposition from environmental groups, American Indian tribes and some landowners.

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