Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy Canada Day --and another 2 crude oil emulsion spill in Alberta

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.

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