Crews respond to 210,000-gallon oil spill from Keystone pipeline in South Dakota

by Joe Duggan
November 17, 2017

LINCOLN — Cleanup crews responded Thursday to a 5,000-barrel oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota just days before Nebraska officials announce the fate of a second major pipeline by the same operator.

The 210,000-gallon spill — about one-third of the volume of an Olympic swimming pool — occurred on private agricultural land in Marshall County, northeast of Aberdeen. It was detected about 6 a.m. when an operator with TransCanada Corp. noticed a drop in pressure.

The operator located the leak and shut down the 30-inch line, which has a capacity of 590,000 barrels per day, said Robynn Tysver, a spokeswoman for the company.

“We quickly isolated the pipe, turned it off in 15 minutes and have it contained,” she said.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • bobnstuff says:

    This part of the pipeline is only 8 years old and has had a number of leaks already. The new line will be going through the water source for a large area and even a small spill like this one would be a real problem. I’m not anti pipelines, but this one isn’t in our best interest. It isn’t our oil, it’s not going to the US market and it looks like right now it’s going to create more jobs cleaning up the spills then anything else. Tar sand oil is about as nasty an oil as you can get. Lets work on getting our own oil to market, American First, we have wells sitting idle and oil field works out of work. Forget Canadian oil lets get our fields back working.

    1. chw2000 says:

      You’re a complete loony ass hole! Of course this pipeline has created jobs here in the United States. Probably not the kind of jobs you would want, those where you do nothing and still get paid, but good jobs for good people. I doubt if a draft dodger like you ever had a real job. You’re an ass hole!

      1. bobnstuff says:

        Once again you are talking out of your back side but since it looks so much like your face no one notices. There are more people working on the clean up then will end up with jobs created by the pipeline.

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