Keystone Pipeline to Restart Operations
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This aerial photo shows spills from TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, that leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, near Amherst, S.D., the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. The cause was being investigated. (DroneBase via AP)
November 28, 2017
The Keystone pipeline will resume operations Tuesday, nearly two weeks after spilling about 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota.
Keystone operator TransCanada said the pipeline will operate at reduced pressure.
The pipeline carries oil from Canada to refineries in Texas.
The leak is the third to affect Keystone since it entered service in 2010.
It comes just days before Nebraska regulators approved a permit allowing TransCanada to expand its pipeline system.
However, the project still needs to clear legal and regulatory hurdles.