Incident Update: Enbridge Line 2A Pipeline Incident

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Background:

On Friday, February 17, the National Energy Board (NEB) responded with field personnel to an Enbridge Line 2A pipeline incident that occurred in Strathcona County, Alberta and resulted in approximately 200 cubic metres of oil condensate being released.

All product was, and continues to be, fully contained within the excavation pit where the incident occurred. The pipeline was immediately shut in and clean up operations started. There were no injuries, no fire, and no public impact.

Update:

  • There continues to be no public impact and no worker safety incidents have been reported.
  • Air quality monitoring continues to be in place and there have been no concerns regarding ambient air quality.
  • The situation remains stable and all appropriate actions are being taken. NEB Field Inspectors remain available to arrive onsite within 30 minutes.
  • Approximately 490 cubic meters of oil condensate has been recovered to date. ‎The amount recovered will exceed the amount of the initial incident because 20 kilometres of the 24-inch Enbridge 2A pipeline will require draining.
  • Draining the pipeline is expected to take several days.
  • The NEB is reviewing an initial Enbridge clean up and remediation plan. NEB personnel will ensure the plan meets requirements of the ‘NEB Remediation Process Guide’. A full remediation plan will be submitted following exposure of the pipeline. 
  • No NEB enforcement actions have been taken as the incident is still being investigated. 

For more information:

Darin Barter
NEB Communications
403-837-5267‎

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