Keystone Pipeline Shut Down After Spilling 5,000 Barrels Of Oil In South Dakota


The Keystone oil pipeline spilled more than 5,000 barrels of oil on Thursday before workers took it offline, a large spill that comes days before operators hope to secure a key permit for a sister project.

TransCanada estimates the pipeline leaked 5,000 barrels of oil, or about 210,000 gallons, before going offline. The company said it shut off the pipeline within 15 minutes of discovering the leak, and it’s working with state regulators and the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to assess the situation.Read more at The Hill.




  1. I hate to say this – actually, I really hate to say this – but can it be that Obama’s objection to Keystone due to pollution/spill concerns was actually justified?


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