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Keystone I Fitting Break Causes New Leak

May 9, 2011

A new oil leak occurred Saturday morning, May 7, 2011 due to a 3/4 inch failed fitting on the Keystone I. The fitting failure allowed more than 400 barrels, 16,800 gallons, of oil to be released through the 3/4 inch hole and spewed 60 feet in the air. It took TransCanada 30 minutes to shut down the pumping station in Sargent county, North Dakota. The 60 foot oil geyser contaminated standing water in a nearby field. TansCanada says operations will not continue until all similar fittings are inspected and a full clean up will be completed by the end of the week. Click here for the detailed report.

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  1. Kevin Phillips permalink
    May 25, 2011 7:09 pm

    Transcanada has already leased my land for a 36″ pipeline and now they want to install a ” valve site”. We don’t want the valve site but it will probably be installed any way. Does anyone know what a valve site looks like and how much should we be compensated??

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