SD Pipeline Leak Likely Caused by Damage During Installation, Report Says

SD Pipeline Leak Likely Caused by Damage During Installation, Report Says

Duluth News Tribune

A November of 2017 Keystone Pipeline spill that leaked about 407,000 gallons of crude oil in over South Dakota farmland near the North Dakota border was likely caused by an expanding crack after the pipe was damaged during installation, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report.

The report, issued Thursday, July 5, said a metal-tracked vehicle likely damaged the pipe and the fatigue crack grew until the rupture of the pipeline near Amherst, S.D., about 50 miles northeast of Aberdeen in the northeastern part of the state.

Keystone’s detection leak system detected the spill and Keystone’s Operational Control Center in Canada shut down the pipeline, but the crude oil still spilled…(Read the full story)

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