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Segment of Cold Lake pipeline resumes normal operations

Thursday July 27, 2017 – 1:00 pm MDT

Operations have safely resumed on a segment of Inter Pipeline’s Cold Lake pipeline system that was involved in a release incident near its Strathcona Terminal at the end of April.

Site remediation efforts, being done in compliance with all regulatory requirements, are nearing completion.

Update on Inter Pipeline’s response to incident in Edmonton

Thursday April 27, 2017 – 2:30 pm MDT

Inter Pipeline remains focused on clean-up and repair efforts following a release from a segment of its Cold Lake pipeline system on April 21, 2017. The initial estimate of volume released is 141 cubic metres, of which approximately 120 cubic metres has been recovered and safely removed from site. The remaining volumes are expected to be fully removed over the next week. Inter Pipeline is working to investigate the cause of this incident and working cooperatively with the regulators.

Protection of the environment and Inter Pipeline employees remain our top priorities. Crews and equipment are fully mobilized on site 24/7 safely managing recovery and clean-up.

Site remediation is being done in compliance with regulatory requirements and company environmental policies and procedures. Air quality and environmental monitoring continues and there is no risk to the public.

Inter Pipeline anticipates repairs to the line segment will continue for the next several weeks.

Excluding the segment of pipeline involved in the incident, the Cold Lake pipeline system remains operational with all crude oil volumes being transported to other delivery point locations.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 10:00 am MDT

At 7:00 pm on Monday April 24, 2017, Inter Pipeline assumed the role of lead responder for an incident near its Strathcona Terminal in Edmonton, Alberta.

The released bitumen blend has been contained and clean-up efforts are progressing well. The segment of pipeline involved in the release remains isolated until necessary repairs can be made. We continue to ensure public safety and protection of the environment are the top priorities.

In anticipation of Inter Pipeline assuming control of the response, a detailed wildlife management plan was developed by Inter Pipeline to supplement the initial response activities and is being implemented.

Air quality and environmental monitoring continues and there is no risk to the public.

Inter Pipeline is working cooperatively with regulators to investigate the cause of this incident. 

 

Inter Pipeline responds to incident in Edmonton

Monday, April 24, 2017

At approximately 12:30 pm on Friday April 21, 2017, Inter Pipeline was notified of a potential crude oil release from a pipeline in the vicinity of its Strathcona Terminal in Edmonton, Alberta. At the time, the source of the release was unknown. Inter Pipeline immediately joined an industry response to the incident and our lines in the area were shut-down and isolated.

The industry has been collaborating with local authorities and oil recovery experts over the weekend. We have confirmed the release was contained on Friday afternoon and clean-up efforts are ongoing.

Earlier this morning, it was confirmed that there was a release that originated from a segment of Inter Pipeline’s Cold Lake pipeline system. That segment has been isolated until necessary repairs can be made. Inter Pipeline will assume the role of lead responder for this incident today and will continue to ensure public safety and protection of the environment are the top priorities.

Air quality and environmental monitoring has been initiated and there is no risk to the public.

Inter Pipeline is working cooperatively with regulators to investigate the cause of this incident.

 

Media Relations:
Breanne Oliver
Manager, Corporate Communications
Email: mediarelations@interpipeline.com
Tel: 587-475-1118

Investor Relations:
Jeremy Roberge
Vice President, Capital Markets
Email: investorrelations@interpipeline.com
Tel: 403-290-6015 or 1-866-716-7473