Keystone Pipeline Shut Down After Crude Leak In South Dakota

Did you really think this wouldn’t happen?
#NoToKeystone ….


TransCanada and regulatory officials are working together on remediation of the site, above. (Supplied ) TransCanada and regulatory officials are working together on remediation of the site, above. (Supplied )

CBC NewsPosted: Apr 04, 2016

The source of the leak remains under investigation

TransCanada Corp. has shut down its Keystone crude oil pipeline indefinitely after a leak was detected Saturday afternoon in South Dakota.

The company is investigating the incident near its Freeman pump station, in a remote area of Hutchinson County.

It is not clear how much oil was spilled but cleanup is underway.

“We’ve been given an early estimate, but until they actually dig down to the pipeline, I don’t think they’re going to have a firm number on the exact number of gallons that were involved,” said Chris Nelson, chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission.

TransCanada is in the process of removing the oil and investigating the source of the leak, reported at 4 p.m. Saturday.

“No significant impact to the…

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3 thoughts on “Keystone Pipeline Shut Down After Crude Leak In South Dakota

  1. Oh. dontcha know. These things never break and safe and will never break and contaminate the water supply for an entire region. Off shore drilling platforms are immune to Florida hurricanes too. Trust Big Oil. Yeah, right.

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  2. From what I understand, pipeline leaks occur often. Many go undiscovered.

    I’m thinking, unless the leak appears on the surface of the land or causes an obvious problem, routine inspections may be the typical way they are detected. How often do inspections take place? I don’t know. But as the pipes age (many are over 50 years old), more leaks will spring, big and small.

    Then when you throw in fracking-induced earthquakes… well, that must jumble the pipes.

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