Keystone I Fitting Break Causes New Leak
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.