Daily Archives: November 17, 2017

Keystone Pipeline Leaks More Than 200,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

 By: Adam K. Raymond, Source: NY Mag, Originally Published: 11.16.17

The Keystone pipeline, which carries oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf of Mexico, was shutdown Thursday after it leaked 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota, operator TransCanada said.

The leak was discovered at 6 a.m. Thursday on a stretch of the pipeline passing through a rural part of the state outside of Amherst. Cleanup crews are reportedly at work, and state officials say they don’t think the oil has reached any waterways or drinking water systems.