ALBERTA

Oil Spill South Of Regina Shuts Down Alberta Clipper Pipeline

01/19/2014 11:34 EST | Updated 03/21/2014 05:59 EDT
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Enbridge Inc. says it has shut down it's Alberta Clipper pipeline after an oil spill at the Rowatt Station in Saskatchewan just south of Regina. 

It's estimated that about 125 barrels were released from a pumping station just before 11 a.m. CST on Saturday. 

The shut-down pipeline usually produces about 449, 000 barrels per day. 

The company said most of the crude oil was contained to the grounds of Rowatt Station, but high winds sprayed some of the oil onto a nearby farm field. 

Provincial officials including emergency response crews were notified, Enbridge said. 

"There is no impact to the public, wildlife or waterways," the company said in a statement released Saturday. 

The cause of the spill has not yet been determined, and is under investigation. 

The National Energy Board is also responding to the spill. An emergency response team is at the site to monitor and assess the company's immediate response.

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