CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2012) - Plains Midstream Canada (Plains) continues to respond to a release on the 12-inch Rangeland south pipeline system near Sundre, AB.
Approximately 10 kilometres of an affected segment of the Rangeland south pipeline system has been shut in and booms are being deployed at Gleniffer Reservoir to contain the release.
Emergency response specialists and equipment including specialized boats, skimmers, and response trailers are now on site.
Plains continues to work closely with various regulatory agencies and has been in contact with landowners and local resort operators on Gleniffer Reservoir. As a contingency measure, drinking water has been brought in for local resort operators.
"We deeply regret this incident and are working to ensure we're doing all we can to limit the extent of the release and any community and environmental impacts," says Stephen Bart, Vice President, Crude Oil Operations, Plains Midstream Canada. "We're committing the resources necessary to mount a full- scale response."
Plains remains committed to ensuring the safety of community members and workers, and to minimizing environmental impacts. Plains is monitoring air and water quality closely and will notify residents of any changes.
The volume of crude oil released remains under evaluation. Preliminary estimates suggest approximately 1,000 - 3,000 barrels of crude oil was released. The cause of the pipeline release is under investigation.
Additional information can be found at www.plainsresponds.com.
Plains Midstream Canada is wholly owned subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE: PAA)