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Friday, November 17, 2017

An estimated 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota. Crews shut down the pipeline yesterday. Officials are investigating the cause of the leak, which occurred about three miles southeast of the town of Amherst.

This was the second and largest Keystone oil spill to date in South Dakota. The leak comes just days before Nebraska officials announce whether the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline can move forward. In April 2016, there was a 400-barrel release with most of the oil cleanup lasting two months.

The existing Keystone pipeline transports crude from Canada to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma. It can handle about 23 million gallons daily. Operations began in 2010.

President Donald Trump issued a federal permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline in March after it had been rejected by the Obama administration. The Keystone XL project would move crude oil from Canada to existing pipelines feeding refineries along the Gulf Coast.

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I done posted this.

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-17 01:20 PM | Reply

sorry, just late to the game again

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-11-17 01:40 PM | Reply

This actually makes the case for building the new pipeline. The old one is failing.

#3 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-11-18 10:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I didn't think anyone noticed.

#4 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-11-19 11:53 PM | Reply

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