TC Energy, the company that operates the pipeline, said it discovered a drop in pressure and began shutting down parts of the pipeline on Tuesday. The leak was discovered on Tuesday, Oct 29.

It has never been if a pipeline breaks but rather when," said Joye Braun, Indigenous Environmental Network frontline community organizer. The spill was near the town of Edinburg in northeast North Dakota, less than 50 miles from the Canadian border. Piping to be used for the Keystone XL pipe line from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Gulf of Mexico sits stacked at a storage yard in the TransCanada Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla. on March 21, 2012. “This is exactly the kind of spill we are worried about when it comes to the Keystone XL being built. The leak marks the pipeline’s second major spill in two years — a 2017 oil leak in South Dakota was discovered last year to have spilled more than 400,000 gallons of oil after the pipeline broke. The oil leak was discovered just north of Edinburg, in the northeast part of the state, and affected about 2,500 square yards of land, the company said. In Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, hundreds of people voiced worries and support to the State Department, which held a public meeting for its updated environmental analysis of the Keystone XL.

The company was scraping up the spill at the site, he said, and the department would continue to monitor the investigation and remediation. There have been no reported injuries or impacted wildlife," TC Energy said. Each day, the Keystone Pipeline can handle about 23 million gallons. A portion of the Keystone Pipeline in North Dakota was shut down this week after more than 380,000 gallons of oil leaked, the pipeline owner said in a statement. President Trump signed an executive order that allows the disputed Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, under the precondition that US-American steel was used. The spill, which has been contained, covered an estimated half-acre of wetland, state environmental regulators said. Calgary, Alberta-based TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, estimated its pipeline leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million litres) of oil. Volunteers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) suits bury the body of a person suspected of dying from the COVID-19 coronavirus at a cemetery, in Yangon on Oct. 26, 2020.
An aerial view shows cars and a bus driving on a street at an autumnal forest near Hattingen, western Germany, on Oct. 26, 2020. A drop in pressure was detected on Tuesday, and the pipeline was immediately shut down, the company said. In 2017, a spill coated a stretch of grassland in South Dakota with more than 407,000 gallons of leaked Canadian crude oil, which was nearly twice as much as originally estimated, according to the company. A judge will soon decide whether Trump had the authority to issue an executive order approving the $8 billion project. with Video. Environmental organizations responded to reports of the leak with concern, saying it was a manifestation of their worst fears about what could happen with the building of a pipeline like the Keystone XL. Mr. Rockeman, the Department of Environmental Quality director, said the spill had been contained and no water was affected. The company is not sure how the leak started, but says an independent party is examining the pipeline. The current figures for this week’s spill are estimates — TC Energy will not know the exact numbers until after the cleanup effort is complete, the company said. Taylor DeVries, North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality via AP. All Rights Reserved. November 16, 2017 Energy. Tuesday’s leak occurred along a stretch of the existing Keystone pipeline system, not the 1,179-mile addition to that system known as the Keystone XL pipeline, he said.
“We don’t yet know the extent of the damage from this latest tar sands spill, but what we do know is that this is not the first time this pipeline has spilled toxic tar sands, and it won’t be the last,” she said. On Thursday, another oil spill was reported on an aboveground pipeline operated by New Horizon Resources, more than 300 miles west of Edinburg. Leaks have been a frequent occurrence in the Keystone Pipeline in recent years. A part of the Keystone Pipeline was shut down after it was discovered the system leaked about 383,000 gallons — or 9,120 barrels — of crude oil in North Dakota. People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus take pictures while walking along a path as the trees begin to change fall foliage colors Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Nagano, northwest of Tokyo, Japan.

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