Alberta Oil Spill

Pipeline Spill Troubling For Energy, Environment Ministers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Alberta's energy and environment ministers say they're troubled by a huge pipeline spill that was discovered in the oilsands ...

Alberta Spill Could Have Been Leaking For Over 2 Weeks

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

The pipeline was installed last year and a warning system didn't detect the leak.

Nexen Apologizes For Massive Pipeline Spill

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Alberta

It shut down the pipeline as soon as the leak was detected but automatic detection systems didn't work properly.

Too Soon To Know What Caused Massive Pipeline Leak: Regulator

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A pipeline at Nexen's Long Lake oilsands project in northeastern Alberta has leaked, spilling about 1.3 million gallons (five million litres...

Alberta Pipeline Rupture Spills 5 Million Litres Of Emulsion

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada Alberta

The affected area is about 16,000 square metres, mostly along the pipeline's route.

Clean-Up Of Pipeline Leak Almost Complete

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said Monday that it's working with the Alberta Energy Regulator to find out what caused 60,000 litres of cru...

Pipeline Spills 60,000 Litres Of Crude Oil In Northern Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

RED EARTH CREEK, Alta. - The Alberta Energy Regulator says close to 60,000 litres of crude oil have spilled into muskeg in the province's north.An inc...

70,000-Litre Pipeline Spill In Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - A pipeline owned by Canadian Natural Resources Limited has spilled 70,000 litres of oil and processed water northwest of Slave Lak...

Regulator Slams Pipeline Company Over Oil Spill

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta’s energy regulator is sharply critical of a company responsible for a massive 2011 oil pipeline spill that fouled land in the nort...

Alberta Oil Spill Cleanup Complete Says Company

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The company that owns a pipeline that leaked nearly 3,000 barrels of crude oil into a central Alberta river, fouling shorelines, says its cl...

Still A Mess: Greenpeace

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - Photos taken at the site of Alberta's second-worst pipeline spill suggest at least part of the site remains heavily contaminated despite co...

Under Bill C-38, We're Off the Environmental Hook!

David Suzuki | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

A recent pipeline leak sent 475,000 litres of oil into Alberta's Red Deer River. Thanks to changes brought in under the federal government's Bill C-38, we'll no longer have to think about potential damage to the waterways and land along the pipeline route, unless they're home to "fish that are part of a commercial, recreational, or Aboriginal fisheries."

How Long Will Cleanup Take? Who Knows

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada

DICKSON, Alta. - People with homes on an Alberta lake where oil from a pipeline leak flowed say the company that owns the pipe still can't say for sur...

We Are Soaking Our Canadian Symbols Literally in Oil

Kevin Grandia | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Kevin Grandia

2012-06-14-beaverpull.jpg In this latest spill that dumped between 160,000 and half a million litres of oil into Red Deer River, there is a little victim that is unforgettable.

Go Ahead, Drink The Water

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Business

DICKSON, Alta. - The owner of a pipeline that spilled up to 475,000 litres of oil into an internationally popular sport fishing river in central Alber...

Baby Beaver Rescued From Alberta Oil Spill

CP | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada

INNISFAIL, Alta. - A tiny baby beaver who was a victim of last week's pipeline leak into the Red Deer River is being nursed back to health by staff an...

PHOTOS: Alberta Oil Spill Will Take Months To Clean Up

CBC | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada

Officials say the cleanup from a pipeline rupture near Sundre in central Alberta will take months, possibly even to the end of the summer. ...

Alberta Businesses Fear Long-Term Damage From Oil Spill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Business

SUNDRE, Alta. - Fishing guides and local residents fear a pipeline leak into the Red Deer River could do long-term damage to one of Alberta's premier ...

Oil Spill Could Have Been Much Worse: Pipeline Owner

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - A representative for the company whose pipeline spilled hundreds of thousands of litres of oil into an Alberta river suggests there were two...

Fresh Water Trucked In Following Alberta Oil Spill

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Politics

DICKSON, Alta. - People downstream of an oil pipeline breach in west central Alberta are worried but hopeful the spill won’t seriously damage the Re...

Alberta Oil Spill Among Largest In Recent Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Business

An oil spill that went undetected for days has released 22,000 barrels of oil into northeastern Alberta’s muskeg, news sources report. The spill,...