Enbridge Reopens Alberta Clipper Pipeline After Containing Spill

Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Enbridge Inc. restarted its Alberta Clipper pipeline after an oil spill yesterday at a pump station near Regina, Saskatchewan, prompted Canada’s biggest oil pipeline company to close the line as a precaution.

The Rowatt pumping station has been isolated and the line restarted yesterday just around 9:20 p.m. local time, Enbridge said in a statement. The Calgary-based company and regulators are investigating the incident, which led to the release of 125 barrels of crude oil at the site.

The spill happened yesterday around 10:50 a.m. local time and came from station piping rather than the main line, Enbridge spokesman Graham White said yesterday in an e-mailed statement. Almost all the oil was contained at the site and there was no wildlife, water or public impact, he said.

The pipeline, also known as Line 67, is a 36-inch, 450,000-barrel-a-day heavy oil line that’s part of the Enbridge Mainline from Hardisty, Alberta, to Superior, Wisconsin.

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