Keystone pipeline shut down after crude leak in South Dakota


mentalfloss
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Hold on to your butts.


Keystone pipeline shut down after crude leak in South Dakota

TransCanada Corp. has shut down its Keystone crude oil pipeline indefinitely after a leak was detected Saturday afternoon in South Dakota.

The company is investigating the incident near its Freeman pump station, in a remote area of Hutchinson County.

It is not clear how much oil was spilled but cleanup is underway.

"We've been given an early estimate, but until they actually dig down to the pipeline, I don't think they're going to have a firm number on the exact number of gallons that were involved," said Chris Nelson, chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission.

TransCanada is in the process of removing the oil and investigating the source of the leak, reported at 4 p.m. Saturday.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/e...kota-1.3519740
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Oops.
 
Walter
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#3
Have you stopped using petroleum and petroleum based products, Analfloss?
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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#4
Why? Did his Vaseline make your butt break out?
 
Jinentonix
No Party Affiliation
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#5
I'd rather deal with the potential for a leak than deal with multi-thousand ton rolling bombs travelling through my town.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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You probably don't live anywhere near the pipe either...
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

You probably don't live anywhere near the pipe either...

Nope, but I have lived near them before. What's your point? That something like Lac Magentic is preferable to a leak?
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Nope, but I have lived near them before. What's your point? That something like Lac Magentic is preferable to a leak?

Its clean US crude that spilt so it is OK. Not like that dirty stuff from Canada that must be hauled in rail cars owned by Warren Buffet.
 
Nick Danger
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Its clean US crude that spilt so it is OK. Not like that dirty stuff from Canada that must be hauled in rail cars owned by Warren Buffet.

The keystone pipeline carries Canadian product to the US.
 
EagleSmack
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Preferred....

 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Preferred....

Actually the preference is:

Oil transport not required.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Actually the preference is:

Oil transport not required.

Not for the elite of course.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Not for the elite of course.

Of course. I thought that went without saying.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Nope, but I have lived near them before. What's your point? That something like Lac Magentic is preferable to a leak?

Interpret as you like if you're not into reasonable discussion. I don't see much difference between a fast fire and slowly being poisoned by oil in the groundwater from a leaky old pipe - but neither really matter in the pursuit of profit

For the record: Energy East is okay by me - as long as the pipe's for the purpose
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#15
You really ought to take your factual proof to the NEB.... Why, they may even outlaw oil all together
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Are you talking to anyone in particular or just broadcasting your BS?
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Hmmmm, lemme see.

My post followed directly after another that made grand statements of wanton death and destruction.

Yep, I'd say that it is logical that it was directed at you
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#18
Generally, a quote is a good hint - but I wouldn't expect brainy from rummy. BTW: I didn't bring up the death and destruction thing.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Generally, a quote is a good hint - but I wouldn't expect brainy from rummy. BTW: I didn't bring up the death and destruction thing.

Were you posting a general comment, broadcast to the masses and no one in particular?

Odd behavior for one that has so much damning proof of slow death and destruction
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#20
Nope ... just following your example. Proof would just be wasted on you anyhow ... but it's there for all to see in three NTSB reports.

Now ... time to walk the dog. It's come to a choice of butting heads with you or intelligent conversation
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Don't forget to check twice under your bed for one of those damn profiteering corporate bogeymen.

They always hide under the bed.... Always
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Of course. I thought that went without saying.


 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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He's got a bunch of real nice houses and cars too



God bless Leo for living so eco-frugally
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Don't forget to check twice under your bed for one of those damn profiteering corporate bogeymen.

They always hide under the bed.... Always

Like I said: Intelligent conversation.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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As opposed to the tin-foil hat condemnations on your part... No doubt, the height of intelligence
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Post 'em.... I think you just post to piss off without the poke
 
mentalfloss
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He's just aggravating himself anyway.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

He's just aggravating himself anyway.

Agreed... Leo must be racked with frustration in the knowledge of his hypocrisy... No doubt, the fate of all alarmists
 
mentalfloss
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The hypocrisy argument only strengthens the fact that there needs to be carbon pricing.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

The hypocrisy argument only strengthens the fact that there needs to be carbon pricing.

So we can put more taxpayer $ into general revenue . Who will this help and how will it save the world ?