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HOUSTON - An oil pipeline break in Michigan on Monday shut part of a system carrying Canadian crude oil to the U.S. Midwest and southern Canada, Enbridge Energy Partners said. Read more: www.vancouversun.com...
No one was hurt, but about 19,500 barrels of oil was released into a creek that then carried the oil into the Kalamazoo River, an Enbridge news release said. Crews with skimming equipment were responding.
Enbridge hoped to have the line repaired and restarted by Wednesday, a spokesman said.
The break was east of Chicago and did not affect the big refineries in that area, but plants in Detroit, Mich.; Toledo, Lima and Canton, Ohio; and Sarnia and Nanticoke, Ont., were downstream from the break, industry sources said.
On the U.S. side, Marathon, Sunoco, BP and Husky did not respond to inquiries about their refineries. Marathon has refineries in Detroit and Canton, Ohio; Sunoco and BP have refineries in Toledo, and Husky has one in Lima.
On the Canadian side, officials of Imperial, Shell and Suncor could not say how their refineries in Ontario would be affected. The area is served by another Enbridge pipeline.
Originally posted by jacktherer
this is totally speculation here but these oily incidents seem a little too close together if you catch my drift. I do hereby declare shenanigans.
TransCanada Corp., based in Calgary, Alberta, received permission on March 11 from Canada’s Energy Board to build the 327-mile Canadian portion of the Keystone XL expansion pipeline, which will be the first pipeline to take Canadian crude oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The 36-inch pipeline will be 1,980 miles long, beginning in Hardisty, Alberta, and going through Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and finally into Texas. The $1.66-billion pipeline will carry the equivalent of 1.1 million barrels per day. Applications for U.S. regulatory approvals are proceeding, and decisions are expected late this year. TransCanada says construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011, and the pipeline is expected to be in service in the first quarter of 2013.