Kinder Morgan is doing WHAT ?!
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2018-05-28 01:12:33 UTC

Tell us all - especially those who support the pipeline and its shareholders - that this isn't providence.

The Canadian Press · Posted: May 27, 2018

Crews cleaning up oil spill at Kinder Morgan station north of Kamloops, B.C.

Spill comes days before deadline set by Kinder Morgan for controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project

Crews using an emergency response trailer and vacuum trucks are working to clean up a crude oil spill at a Kinder Morgan station north of Kamloops, B.C.

The provincial Ministry of Environment said a flow meter has leaked about 100 litres of crude oil into the ground at the Darfield station.

It said no waterways have been affected, and the spill has been contained within station property.

In a statement, Kinder Morgan said it was alerted to an operational disruption through its internal safety system in the early hours of Sunday morning.

"The station was quickly isolated and as a precaution, the main Trans Mountain Pipeline has been shut down," the company said, adding it expected to restart the pipeline Sunday afternoon.

The company said air monitoring is ongoing, and it has notified neighbours and other stakeholders.

It said the leaked product was a medium crude blend.

The spill comes days before a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

The company suspended all non-essential construction on the project in April, citing opposition from the B.C. government that put the viability of the pipeline in question.

It has set a May 31 deadline for getting assurances it can proceed without delays on the controversial project.

2018-05-28 22:17:07 UTC

The current Trans Mountain Pipeline System, in operation since 1953, spans approximately 1,150 kilometres. It starts in Edmonton, Alberta and terminates on the West Coast of British Columbia in Burnaby. Twenty-three active pump stations located along the pipeline route maintain the line’s 300,000 barrel per day (bpd) capacity flowing at a speed of approximately eight kilometres per hour. In addition to the pump stations, four terminals in Edmonton, Kamloops, Abbotsford and Burnaby house storage tanks for incoming feeder pipelines and tanker loading facilities.