Unknown quantity of crude oil emulsion leaks from pipeline near Winfield
Published on: June 30, 2017 | Last Updated: June 30, 2017 7:17 PM MDT
A cleanup operation is underway in central Alberta after two releases of an unknown amount of crude oil emulsion from a pipeline near the hamlet of Winfield.
An initial spill of about one cubic metres of oil was reported on Wednesday, but a day later an unknown volume of emulsion was reportedly found at a different location on the same pipeline, the Alberta Energy Regulator said in a news release Friday.
The company, Journey Energy, updated the regulatory body upon discovery and staff are on-site “ensuring the company is maintaining containment and taking the appropriate cleanup actions,” adding that wildlife deterrents have been deployed.
An investigation is underway.