After a leak near Nebraska’s-Kansas border, the Keystone Pipeline was closed Wednesday night.
“We have shut down the Keystone Pipeline System and mobilized people and equipment in response to a confirmed release of oil into a creek in Washington County, Kan., approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Steele City, Neb.,”Calgary-based TC Energy made the statement in a statement.
After alarms were set off by the U.S. after detecting a drop in pressure, the pipeline was closed at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday.
The pipeline can transport around 610,000 barrels of oil per day to major refineries across the U.S.
“The affected segment has been isolated, and booms deployed to control downstream migration of the release,”The company stated. “The system remains shutdown as our crews actively respond and work to contain and recover the oil.”
However, the company didn’t provide details about oil spillage or timing for when the pipeline could be operational again.
U.S. crude oil price rose by as much as 21% after the announcement. Since then, they have declined to remain unchanged.
However, the cause has yet to be determined.
It is distinct from Joe Biden’s Keystone XL Pipeline project, which he halted during his first act as President.
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