Oil Spill Alberta

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...

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...

Truck Carrying Crude Tips, Oil Covers Highway

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Alberta

VETERAN, Alta. - Crews are busy cleaning up a gooey mess after a tanker truck spilled 18,000 litres of oil in east-central Alberta.RCMP say the truck ...

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...

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...

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...

Another Oil Spill In Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Business

SUNDRE, Alta. - Crews were scrambling Friday to contain and clean up a pipeline spill that is believed to have sent up to 475,000 litres of crude oil ...

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,...

Owner Of Breached Oil Pipeline Aims To Reopen

CP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Canada

EDMONTON - The owner of an oil pipeline that caused the second-largest spill in Alberta's history says the problem is fixed and the company has applie...

Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project: Profit at What Price?

Chris Genovali | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada
Chris Genovali

Attaching a dollar value to the damage that spilled oil does to marine and terrestrial ecosystems is an extremely difficult task. The true costs dramatically exceeded the estimates.