Keystone pipeline reopens after North Dakota spill
The oil spill leaked 383.000 gallons near the city of Edinburg, N.D. (Walsh County Emergency Management)
Published Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:24PM MST
Last Updated Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:36PM MST
CALGARY — TC Energy's Keystone pipeline announced Sunday it has restarted crude delivery after a rupture in North Dakota nearly two weeks ago leaked 383.000 gallons.
The 590,000 barrel-a-day pipeline, which carries crude from Hardisty, Alta., to the American Midwest and the Gulf Coast, ruptured near the city of Edinburg, N.D on Oct. 29.
The spill affected 2,090 square metres of land in northeastern North Dakota.
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It was the third spill along that pipeline route in less than three years.
According to a release from the Calgary-based oil company, the pipeline was repaired and a restart plan put in place by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration dictates the pipeline will operate at reduced pressure and increase the volume gradually.
The company said the cause of the incident is still under investigation.