EDMONTON- Plains Midstream Canada has shut down a pipeline in northern Alberta, due to a leak.
Plains said it is responding to a ‘condensate release’ on its Kemp pipeline system, about 90 kilometres northwest of Manning, AB.
The company says the spill involves natural gas liquids and by-products of processed natural gas.
Emergency response procedures have been activated and response personnel and equipment are on site, Plains said Saturday.
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The company has notified the Energy Resource Conservation Board (ERCB) but says it doesn’t believe there is any impact on people.
“Both the ERCB and Environment and Sustainable Resource Development staff are on site and we’re assessing the response. What we know is that the line is blocked and isolated and that there are no flowing water bodies affected. The spill is in a standing muskeg and is approximately one hectare,” said Jessica Potter, a spokesperson with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.
Officials with the province say they were notified of the spill Friday.
The cause of the spill and the size of the leak is not known. The environmental impact of the spill is still known.