Crescent Point pipeline leaks into Saskatchewan field


Reuters — A Crescent Point Energy pipeline in southwestern Saskatchewan leaked 100 cubic metres (630 barrels) of oil emulsion on Tuesday, a government official said on Wednesday.

The spill happened on land near Pennant, about 45 km northwest of Swift Current, and did not affect wildlife or water that bears fish or is used for drinking, said Laurie Pushor, deputy minister of Saskatchewan’s ministry of economy. Emulsion is a mixture of oil and mostly water.

Crescent Point shut in the line and recovered the spilled oil, Pushor said.

The leak ran into a slough in a farmer’s field, where it was contained, said Crescent Point spokesman Trent Stangl, adding that cleanup is nearly finished.

The incident comes as Husky Energy cleans up a larger spill into the North Saskatchewan River last month, which has forced two cities in the province to find other sources of drinking water.

Reporting for Reuters by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg.



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