TC Energy restarts part of the Keystone pipeline

TC Energy is summarizing operations on part of the Keystone pipeline after the forced system shutdown last week. The segment from Hardisty, Alberta to Illinois refineries is back in service.

The company said in a statement on Wednesday that it had notified regulators and customers of the restart of sections of the pipeline unaffected by the incident that resulted in a major oil spill in a rural area of Kansas Last week.

The segment of the pipeline where the 14,000 barrels of oil leaked remains sealed and no petroleum product reaches refineries in Texas.

This restart facilitates the safe transportation of the energy that customers and [personnes en] North AmericasTC Energy said in a press release Wednesday evening.

The line, which transports 622,000 barrels per day, has been closed since the leak was discovered on December 7. The oil spilled into surrounding fields and spilled into Mill Creek in the county of Washingtonat Kansas. More than 300 people are taking part in the ongoing clean-up operations.

According to the US office responsible for pipeline safety, TC Energy has not yet submitted a root cause analysis of the outage or a plan to fully restart the pipeline.


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