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Updated: 6th January 2019 12:24

Pembina pipeline leaks 1,300 barrels of crude

Pembina Pipeline Corp. shut down its Moosehorn eight-inch gathering pipeline north of its Swan Hills terminal and pump station after it found it had leaked about 1,300 barrels of crude oil, the company said Wednesday.

Pembina Pipeline Corp. shut down its Moosehorn eight-inch gathering pipeline north of its Swan Hills terminal and pump station after it found it had leaked about 1,300 barrels of crude oil, the company said Wednesday.

The company said it shut down the pipeline at 7:42 a.m. MT on Tuesday.

The oil leaked into the right-of-way, muskeg and an unnamed creek about five kilometres north of the community. No oil got into  named waterways or sources of drinking water, Pembina said.

The company has contained the spill with booms and weirs and sent clean-up crews to the area.

The Energy Resources Conservation Board is on site and working with the company and other agencies to contain and clean up the spill, the board said.

The source and exact size of the spill is still uncertain.

The company has made arrangements for shippers to transport their oil by truck to Pembina terminals in the area.

A leak discovered April 29 spilled about 28,000 barrels from the 44-year-old Rainbow pipeline about 100 kilometres northeast of Peace River.

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