Trans Mountain Pipeline Spill In B.C. Blamed On Pipe Fitting

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/trans-mountain-bc-pipeline-oil-spill-abbotsford_ca_5ee6dd89c5b64e087259e1ef

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Trans Mountain estimates as much as 1,195 barrels, or 190,000 litres, of light crude spilled from its pipeline pumping station in Abbotsford, B.C. While an investigation is ongoing, the Crown-owned company said in a statement the cause of the spill appears to be related to a fitting on a one-inch, or 2.5-centimetre, piece of pipe. The statement said the pipeline was expected to restart Sunday after all safety protocols were completed. It said the spill was fully contained on Trans Mountain property, the free-standing oil has been recovered and it will be disposed of at an approved facility.