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Keystone Pipeline Restarts 2 Weeks after North Dakota Leak

About 383,000 gallons of oil leaked from the Keystone pipeline in North Dakota. About 383,000 gallons of oil leaked from the Keystone pipeline in North Dakota. |  Photo: TransCanada

JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press
Created: November 11, 2019 10:14 AM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The Keystone pipeline has been restarted nearly two weeks after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota.

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TC Energy says the pipeline "returned to service" Sunday after approval of a repair and restart plan by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

The agency ordered the company last week to keep the pipeline shut down until corrective action was taken, including sending an affected portion of the pipe to an independent laboratory for testing.

State regulators say the leak that was reported on Oct. 29 affected about 22,500 square feet of land near Edinburg.

The cause of the leak has not been disclosed.

The company says about 285,600 gallons of crude oil has been recovered.

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JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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