NuVista pipeline leaks 100,000 litres of oil, water and gas – CBC

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NuVista pipeline leaks 100,000 litres of oil, water and gas – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 2015772 Views

Aug 20, 2015

A pipeline in northwestern Alberta has spilled about 100,000 litres of a mixture of water, oil and gas.

Calgary-based NuVista Energy owns the six-inch diameter oil emulsion pipeline, which leaked on the Hay Lake First Nation, about 100 kilometres northwest of High Level, Alta.

On Friday afternoon, a helicopter crew doing regular daily inspection and maintenance work saw a “small area of stressed vegetation” along the pipeline route and the line was shut down immediately, NuVista said in a statement Wednesday.

“Safety and protecting the environment are top priority at NuVista Energy,” said CEO Jonathan Wright. “Our staff train regularly for potential unexpected events. We responded within minutes as soon as we knew there was a problem.”

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