(Reuters) – The Keystone wanton oil tube trickle in Nov in farming South Dakota was scarcely double a strange estimate, creation it one of a largest U.S. internal spills given 2010, a journal news on Saturday said.
Robynn Tysver, a mouthpiece for Calgary-based TransCanada Corp, that owns a pipeline, told a Aberdeen American News some 9,700 barrels of oil leaked in a Nov. 16 spill, a South Dakota paper reported. The strange guess was 5,000 barrels.
The brief gave serve ammunition to environmental groups and other U.S. opponents of another tube a association has proposed, a long-delayed Keystone XL.
TransCanada had close down a 590,000 barrel-per-day pipeline, one of Canada’s categorical wanton trade routes joining Alberta’s oil fields to U.S. refineries, immediately following a spill. Operations were restarted reduction than dual weeks later.
TransCanada officials were not immediately accessible for comment.
The TransCanada mouthpiece told a journal repairs have been done on a tube and a clean-up conducted.
“We have transposed a final of a topsoil and have seeded a impacted area,” Tysver pronounced in an email sent to a American News late Friday evening, a paper said.
Keystone has leaked almost some-more oil, and some-more often, in a United States than a association indicated to regulators in risk assessments before operations began in 2010, according to papers reviewed by Reuters.
Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas, modifying by G Crosse