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Inter Pipeline Restores Services to its Polaris Pipeline System
Monday, September 14, 2020
Inter Pipeline confirmed today that it has restored services to its Polaris pipeline system. The Alberta Energy Regulator approved the installation of an approximate 400-meter bypass pipeline that enables the western portion of the Polaris pipeline to safely transport diluent to its customers north of Fort McMurray.
Repair and remediation work will continue and the cause of the incident remains under investigation. Inter Pipeline continues to ensure the safety of the public, its workers and, protection of wildlife and the environment.
Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
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Update: Inter Pipeline Restores Partial Service on the Western Portion of its Polaris System
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Inter Pipeline has safely restored services to the JACOS/CNOOC Hangingstone facility on the western portion of its Polaris pipeline system. The eastern portion of the Polaris pipeline system continues to be fully operational.
At the incident site, located on the western side of the Polaris system, clean-up efforts are progressing well. Inter Pipeline’s top priority is to ensure the safety of the public, its workers and protection of the environment. Wildlife monitoring also continues throughout the area.
Inter Pipeline continues to investigate the cause of the release and will provide an update on the timeline for restart when available.
Update on Pipeline Incident East of Fort McMurray
Monday, August 31, 2020
Inter Pipeline has identified the source of its pipeline incident located adjacent to the Saprae Creek residential area within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. A segment of our Polaris pipeline will remain shut down until further notice. Inter Pipeline’s Corridor pipeline system was not impacted and safely restarted earlier today.
Inter Pipeline’s top priority is the safety of the public, its workers, and protecting the environment. In addition to our focus on containment and clean-up, environmental and wildlife monitoring has been established in the area.
More updates will be provided when available.
Inter Pipeline Responds to Incident East of Fort McMurray
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Early the morning of August 29, Inter Pipeline’s leak detection systems detected an anomaly along its pipeline systems east of the Fort McMurray Airport. Inter Pipeline shut-down and isolated its Polaris and Corridor pipeline systems and initiated a site investigation of the area. Public safety and protection of the environment are our top priorities.
By early Saturday afternoon, Inter Pipeline had visual confirmation of diluent on the ground and mobilized response to the area to begin containment. Environmental and wildlife monitoring has been initiated and there is no current risk to the public. At this time, the exact source of the release remains under investigation and the above mentioned pipelines remain shut-down.
Inter Pipeline is committed to keeping its customers and communities apprised of any developments. We are working cooperatively with regulators to investigate the cause of this incident.
More updates will be provided as required.