TransCanada to run inspection device in Keystone pipeline
AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says it will run an inspection device through its Keystone oil pipeline to make sure there aren’t segments of pipe with similar characteristics to a section that ruptured in South Dakota.
A company spokesman said Wednesday that it would run the pipeline inspection gauge through its system within a 120-day period ordered by a federal pipeline safety agency.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration this week issued a corrective order on the estimated 210,000-gallon oil spill. The report says a weight installed on the pipeline nearly a decade ago may have damaged the pipeline and coating.
The order says TransCanada must also submit a proposal to analyze available data on other weight locations for similarities with the leak location.
The company disclosed the leak Nov. 16.