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Trans Mountain pipeline shutdown after second leak in a month

Leak comes as company to hold public meeting on expansion plans

CBC News, June 27, 2013

Kinder Morgan workers at site of June 12 oil spill.

Kinder Morgan workers at site of June 12 oil spill.

Kinder Morgan has shut down the Trans Mountain pipeline for the second time this month — this time, while the company is gearing up for a public meeting on a possible expansion.

The company says the pipeline was shut down north of Hope after “a small amount of petroleum product” was found in the soil around the pipe during a routine investigative dig. Read the rest of this entry

Crude oil leaked from Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline near Merritt, BC

Canadian Press June 13, 2013

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: lowering pipes into trench.

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: lowering pipes into trench.

CALGARY – The National Energy Board says it’s responding to a spill from Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain line near Merritt.

The energy watchdog said it doesn’t yet know the size of the leak, which took place on Crown land but a release from Kinder Morgan says less than 2,000 litres, or 12 barrels, of light crude was detected. Read the rest of this entry