TC Energy said it has not found the cause of the Keystone oil pipeline leak

© Reuters. Emergency teams work to clean up the largest U.S. crude oil spill in nearly a decade, following a leak at the Keystone pipeline operated by TC Energy in rural Washington County, Kansas, U.S., today. December 9, 2022. REUTERS/Drone Base

(Reuters) – Canada’s TC Energy (NYSE:

China closed the pipeline after more than 14,000 barrels of crude spilled into a creek in Kansas on Wednesday, making it one of the largest spills in nearly a decade.

“Our teams continue to actively investigate the cause of the issue. We have not confirmed a restart date and will only resume service when it is deemed safe and approved by regulatory authorities.” , TC said in an update posted to its website.

The pipeline operator said it had more than 250 people working on the leak, including third-party environmental experts, and added that it is constantly monitoring air quality and is currently There are currently no indications that are detrimental to public health or concern.

Crews are also bracing for a rain forecast that will begin on Monday, TC said.

The 622,000 bpd Keystone Line is an important lifeline transporting Canadian heavy crude from Alberta to refineries in the US Midwest and Gulf Coast.

The Keystone closure would impede the shipment of Canadian crude oil to the US storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma and to the Gulf, where the oil is processed or exported by refineries.


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