TransCanada construction crew knocks out Enbridge's Line 2A condensate pipeline
Enbridge has shutdown its Line 2A pipeline to repair a leak that spilled about 1250 barrels of condensate.
The company claims the line was damaged after a third-party struck the line on February 17 near Strathcona County, allegedly a Ledcor crew working on the construction of TransCanada's Grand Rapids pipeline. The leak was contained to an excavation pit and is currently being remediated.
The National Energy Board (NEB) reported no injuries or impacts to the environment.
Line 2A transports 442,000 bbl/day of light oil and condensate 959 kilometres from Edmonton, Alberta to Cromer, Manitoba.
A 20 km section of line will need to be drained and repaired. The shutdown will likely last several weeks leaving some shippers scrambling to find alternative supplies of condensate. It remains to be seen if Alberta's condensate prices will be impacted. Enbridge says it will work with customers to help mitigate the impact of the outage.