Keystone pipeline leaks oil in northeastern North Dakota

  • Keystone pipeline leaks oil in northeastern North Dakota

Keystone pipeline leaks oil in northeastern North Dakota

Oil flowing through the Keystone pipeline has spilled into a wetland in northwestern North Dakota, according to the state's Department of Environmental Quality.

The pipeline's owner, TC Energy, is working to determine the cause of volume of the release.

This is the third spill along that pipeline route in less than three years.

A segment of the pipeline in Missouri was shut down in early February for almost two weeks after a leak of about a dozen barrels of oil was discovered.

It says Keystone customers have been notified the pipeline will remain shut down while it investigates the incident.

Heavy Western Canadian Select crude's discount to West Texas Intermediate futures widened $2 to an $18.75 a barrel discount on Wednesday, the widest since last December, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

A pipeline that carries tar sands oil from Canada through seven states has leaked an unknown amount of crude oil over more than quarter-mile swath in northeastern North Dakota, state environmental regulators said Wednesday.

The original Keystone is created to carry crude oil across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri on the way to refineries in Patoka, Illinois, and Cushing, Oklahoma. From those hubs, oil is transferred to other lines including TC Energy's Marketlink pipeline which runs to the U.S. Gulf Coast, home to about half the nation's refining capacity.