Massive Keystone Pipeline Leak Dumps Over 210,000 Gallons Of Oil In South Dakota
A massive oil like has released over 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline’s operator, TransCanada, said, according to CNN.
Crews scrambled to shut down the pipeline before more damage was caused to the environment. Thursday morning as officials launched an investigation into the cause of the leak.
This is the largest Keystone oil spill to date in South Dakota, said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
In April 2016, a major leak released 400-barrel (16,800 gallons) Walsh said.
But oil leaks are not the only problem for TransCanada. They are facing another challenge for Keystone XL: oil companies don’t want it.
According to the Wall Street Journal, pipeline operator TransCanada is struggling to attract customers amid low crude prices and competing oil-transportation options.
This is a developing story and will be updated.