North Dakota regulators get update on Keystone pipeline spill in northeast South Dakota (Audio)

 

December 27, 2017

 

BISMARCK, N.D.–Representatives of the Keystone Pipeline met with North Dakota’s Public Service Commissioners to talk about a big oil spill in northern South Dakota, and the company’s response to it.

The pipeline leaked 210,000 gallons of oil near the town of Amherst, in Marshall County. The Keystone Pipeline runs through North Dakota into South Dakota.

North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak (pictured) says PSC members wanted to know why it happened, and to be updated on the clean-up efforts. Fedorchak says the quick response to the spill shows the company’s response plan worked perfectly.

         

 

But Fedorchak says there are still questions about why the spill happened.

    

 

Fedocrchak says the company thinks it might be an abrasion on the coating, which likely happened as the pipeline was being put in the ground.

 

Story courtesy Dave Thompson, North Dakota Public Radio