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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Workers took the Keystone oil pipeline offline on Thursday after it spilled 5,000 barrels of oil in rural South Dakota, officials said.

A TransCanada crew shut down the pipeline at 6 a.m. Thursday morning after detecting an oil leak along the line, the company said. The leak was detected along a stretch of the pipeline about 35 miles south of a pumping station in Marshall County, South Dakota.

TransCanada estimates the pipeline leaked 5,000 barrels of oil, or about 210,000 gallons, before going offline. The company said it's working with state regulators and the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to assess the situation.

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ALL PIPELINES LEAK

They don't even have to report leakage that occurs as part of normal operations.

Even with that leniency pipeline operators in the USA have reported 9 million gallons of oil from 2010-2016

To put that into perspective the total loss from all rail spills EVER in the USA is just over 2.7 million gallons

#1 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-11-16 06:01 PM | Reply

ALL PIPELINES LEAK

They don't even have to report leakage that occurs as part of normal operations.

Even with that leniency pipeline operators in the USA have reported 9 million gallons of oil from 2010-2016

To put that into perspective the total loss from all rail spills EVER in the USA is just over 2.7 million gallons

#2 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-11-16 06:01 PM | Reply

Thanks Obama.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-16 06:23 PM | Reply

False headline.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-16 08:53 PM | Reply

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

www.cnn.com

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-16 09:31 PM | Reply

wow... 210,00 gallons!

I wonder how many rail cars that would be?

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-16 10:03 PM | Reply

#6

www.law.cornell.edu

About 7 tank cars my Canadian friend. :) 210,000 gallons is 794,936.475 liters btw.

#7 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-17 12:00 AM | Reply

Yep. I generally know before I throw things out like that.

In other words, not that "huge".

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-17 12:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Olympic size pools measure: 50 metres long, 25 metres wide, and a minimum of 2 metres deep. (25m x 50m x 2m = 2,500m3; 1L = 0.001m3 so 2,500 x 1000 = 2,500,000L)
660,430 gallons of water.

#8 Yep wouldn't even fill half an Olympic size swimming pool. Idk why we would be worried (said as sarcastically as possible)

#9 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-17 08:32 AM | Reply

Just a reminder:

Around this time a year ago native Americans were being gassed, beaten attacked by dogs, ran over, etc for trying to protect their water from this leak that was never going to happen.

#10 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-17 10:16 AM | Reply

How many Rhode Islands is that?

#11 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-11-17 01:23 PM | Reply

"Around this time a year ago native Americans were being gassed, beaten attacked by dogs, ran over, etc for trying to protect their water from this leak that was never going to happen."

I disagree. I think we did it because we enjoy it...not because they were trying protect anything...

LOL

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2017-11-17 01:50 PM | Reply

Meanwhile a solar farm in New Mexico has spilled 250,000 gallons of sunlight. What a mess! Oh, this just in from Massachussetts: wind farm spills wind!!!!

#13 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-17 02:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I think

#12 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT

Well there's the problem.

And I bet it wasn't even the first time you ****** up today.

Or the last.

#14 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-17 02:37 PM | Reply

14

I can't remember but I must have beat you up here in the past.

sorry....get some help...or a bandaid if you're still bleeding.

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2017-11-17 02:52 PM | Reply

How many Rhode Islands is that?

#11 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

Approximately six football fields with an inch of oil on them. Rhode Island as measured by an (American) football field, with the long dimension (120 yards) running east-to-west:

Dimension Football Fields
Length 1772
Width 888

#16 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-17 03:41 PM | Reply

Poor #15.

Her pride made her post a grade school level comeback instead of just taking the L and limping away.

#17 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-17 07:23 PM | Reply

The inevitable has come to pass. Go figure. My general concern regarding energy pipelines is that there are around 2.5 million miles of them around our country and their maintenance was poor even when the energy companies were profiting excessively.

#18 | Posted by Sybarius at 2017-11-18 01:38 AM | Reply

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