Pipeline leaks 30,000 litres of oil and produced water near Drayton Valley

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
May 16, 2018 - 1:13pm Updated: May 17, 2018 - 11:11am

The Alberta Energy Regulator is reporting that a pipeline has leaked about 10,000 litres of crude oil and 20,000 litres of produced water southeast of Drayton Valley.

The AER says on its website that Calgary-based Bonterra Energy Corp. reported the leak last Friday from one of its pipelines about 10 kilometres southeast of the community. 

It says that the leak impacted a waterbody, and some wildlife were affected. Two ducks in a pond caused by a beaver dam were rescued and taken to Edmonton for treatment. 

The regulator says the pipeline has been isolated and depressurized and cleanup/restoration to the site is underway. 

Adrian Neuman, Chief Operating Officer with Bonterra Energy said that crews are currently flushing out the tributary of the affected area and contouring the landscape to restore the lease site. 

Drayton Valley RCMP weekly brief May 10-16

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