Enbridge Oil Pipeline Spills 1,450 Barrels in Alberta

A pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc. spilled an estimated 1,450 barrels of oil near the city of Elk Point, Alberta, according to provincial regulators.

The release occurred Monday at a pumping station about 15 miles from Elk Point, which is about 125 miles east of Edmonton.

The spill came from the Calgary pipeline company's Athabasca pipeline, which transports oil from several oil sands projects in northeastern Alberta to a terminal in Hardisty, Alberta. The pipeline can carry 345,000 barrels of oil a day.

The spill didn't enter any waterways, according to a statement by Alberta's Energy Resources Conservation Board. No one was injured during the spill, and cleanup is underway, the regulator said.

Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


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