Kinder Morgan oil pipeline ruptures, clean up under way

Canada's National Energy Board is leading the response effort of a Kinder Morgan Canada oil pipeline spill that occurred July 24 in Burnaby, BC.

Jul 26th, 2007

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 26 -- Canada's National Energy Board is leading the response effort of a Kinder Morgan Canada oil pipeline spill that occurred July 24 in Burnaby, BC.

Several other federal, regional, and local agencies also are responding to the spill, along with Kinder Morgan, which has enacted its emergency response plan.

Early assessments indicate the amount of oil spilled is 1,400 bbl, a company spokeswoman said.

The 24-in. pipeline, which connects the Burnaby tank farm with the Westridge marine terminal, was ruptured by a third-party construction crew. The pipeline is part of Kinder Morgan's existing Trans Mountain system that transports oil between Edmonton, Alta., and Burnaby.

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