2019-CREDO-ad-banner-150K.jpg

Cold Lake Pipeline

From SourceWatch
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor and the Center for Media and Democracy.
Sub-articles:

Cold Lake Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Alberta, Canada.[1]

Location

The pipeline originates in Cold Lake, Alberta and terminates in Hardisty and Edmonton. More specifically, the Cold Lake Pipeline System mostly consists of two major section: the west leg running about 240 kilometres (145 miles) from Cold Lake to Edmonton and the south leg running about 415 kilometres (260 miles) from Cold Lake to Hardisty.[1]

Loading map...

Project Details

  • Operator: Inter Pipeline (100%)[1]
  • Current capacity: 590,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 405 mi / 655 km
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year:

Background

In December 2016, Canadian Natural Resources sold its 15% stake in the Cold Lake pipeline system to Inter Pipeline Ltd. for $527.5 million,[3] making Inter Pipeline the sole owner of the pipeline system.[4]

Spills

Inter Pipeline cleaning up an oil leak near its Strathcona Terminal. Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press, http://bit.ly/2fLvlVs.
Inter Pipeline cleaning up an oil leak at its Strathcona Terminal. Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press, http://bit.ly/2fLvlVs.

On 21 April 2017, a leak in the Cold Lake pipeline system resulted in crude oil spilling into a creek near 17th Street and Baseline Road east of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[5] Inter Pipeline Ltd. said that it had contained the leak.[5] Approximately 141,000 liters of bitumen blend was released into the unnamed creek, which feeds into the North Saskatchewan River.[6]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cold Lake Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. Oil Sands Transportation, Interpipe, accessed February 2019
  3. Inter Pipeline to buy Canadian Natural's stake in Cold Lake pipeline system, CBC News, 12 Dec. 2016
  4. 2016 Annual Report, Inter Pipeline Ltd., accessed October 2017
  5. 5.0 5.1 Inter Pipeline system responsible for crude leak east of Edmonton, CBC News, 24 Apr. 2017
  6. Inter Pipeline says crude leak east of Edmonton came from its system, The Canadian Press, 27 Apr. 2017

Related SourceWatch articles

External resources

External articles