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Calgary-based company fined $125K for 2017 pipeline leak southwest of Edmonton

A Journey Energy pipeline suffered two leaks in 2017. They are approximately half a kilometre south of Winfield, Alta., July 3, 2017.
A Journey Energy pipeline suffered two leaks in 2017. They are approximately half a kilometre south of Winfield, Alta., July 3, 2017. Les Knight, Global News

An energy company has been fined $125,000 for a pipeline failure southwest of Edmonton nearly three years ago.

Calgary-based Journey Energy Inc. was originally facing five charges under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.

READ MORE: Charges laid against Calgary-based Journey Energy over 2017 pipeline spills

It pleaded guilty in provincial court to one of the offences.

The Alberta Energy Regulator laid the charges after 9,000 litres of a mixture of crude oil and produced water was released from two break points on a pipeline near Winfield in June 2017.

READ MORE: Journey Energy estimates pipeline near Winfield, Alta. leaked 8,000 litres of oil

Winfield is approximately 130 kilometres from Edmonton.

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Several dead animals, including fish, squirrels and amphibians, were discovered following the leak.