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TransCanada restarts section of Keystone pipeline after Missouri leak

Excavation equipment is used to search for an oil leak close to where the TransCanada Corp's Keystone oil pipeline runs through northern St. Charles County off of Highway C, Feb. 7, 2019, near St. Charles, Mo. 


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Excavation equipment is used to search for an oil leak close to where the TransCanada Corp's Keystone oil pipeline runs through northern St. Charles County off of Highway C, Feb. 7, 2019, near St. Charles, Mo. . David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

TransCanada Corp restarted a section of the Keystone oil pipeline on Tuesday, following a leak in Missouri earlier this month, company spokesman Terry Cunha said.

TransCanada had shut an arm of Keystone from Steele City, Nebraska to Patoka, Illinois on Feb. 6 after leaking 43 barrels of crude oil.

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The shutdown restricted the flow on the 590,000 barrels-per-day Keystone pipeline system, a critical artery taking Canadian crude from northern Alberta to refineries in the U.S. Midwest.

The line restarted with a 20 percent reduction of pressure, a spokesman for U.S. regulator PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) said.

TransCanada shares finished up 0.3 percent at C$56.90 in Toronto.

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