The pipeline, Trans Mountain closed down after an oil spill at the pumping station of the British Columbia

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The gas pipeline, Trans Mountain, owned by the canadian government, has been closed since early Saturday following an oil spill in a pumping station in British Columbia, said the pipeline company.The team of pipeline responds to a rejection at its pump station Sumas to Abbotsford, British Columbia, after an alarm has been received early in the morning, said Trans Mountain Corp in a press release.


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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.

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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.


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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.



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