Trans Mountain crossed a “milestone” while the construction of the pipeline starts in British Columbia
The estimated volume of spilled oil is not available, but the spill was contained and cleanup is ongoing, said the company.
Although there is no threat to the community, the pipeline remains closed and an investigation into the cause of the spill is ongoing, said Trans Mountain.
The minister of Energy of Alberta is facing a backlash for having declared that the pandemic COVID-19 was a “perfect time” to build a pipeline
The pipeline company delivers each day, about 300,000 barrels of crude oil and refined products through 1 150 kilometres of pipelines in Alberta and British Columbia and 111 kilometres of pipelines in the State of Washington, according to its website.
The Office of the transportation safety board of Canada (TSB) said in a separate press release that it had deployed an investigator on the spill site to gather more information.
The expansion of the pipeline, Trans Mountain will now cost 12.6 billion dollars and be completed in 2022
The canadian government has purchased the pipeline of Trans Mountain to Kinder Morgan Canada in 2018, because it was facing regulatory hurdles and legal expansion.