TransCanada has restarted the Keystone oil pipeline that carries nearly six hundred thousand barrels of crude oil each day from Canada to facilities in the Midwest.
Oil began flowing again yesterday (mon) afternoon, after potential problems were detected in the section between Missouri and Illinois. Company spokesman Shawn Howard says the system will be operated at a slightly reduced pressure for about 24 hours, and get back to normal by November.
TransCanada had shut down the pipeline Wednesday after tests showed possible safety issues.
The potential problems were detected in a section of the line between Missouri and Illinois. Howard says there were no leaks and the pipeline system’s integrity is sound. This pipeline does run through the Eagle listening area, north of Interstate 70.