May 28, 2018
Crews using an emergency response trailer and vacuum trucks are working to clean up a crude oil spill at a Kinder Morgan station north of Kamloops, B.C.
The provincial Ministry of Environment told Canadian Press a flow metre has leaked about 100 litres of crude oil into the ground at the Darfield station.
It said no waterways have been affected, and the spill has been contained within station property.
In a statement, Kinder Morgan said it was alerted to an operational disruption through its internal safety system in the early hours of Sunday morning.
“The station was quickly isolated and as a precaution, the main Trans Mountain Pipeline has been shut down,” the company told Canadian Press, adding it expected to restart the pipeline Sunday afternoon.
The company said air monitoring is ongoing, and it has notified neighbours and other stakeholders.
It said the leaked product was a medium crude blend.