Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Restarts After Oil Spill

(Reuters) — The Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain pipeline has been restarted following the oil spill at a pump station in British Columbia, Trans Mountain Corp said late Sunday. 

The pipeline crew responded to a release at its Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford, British Columbia, after an alarm was received early Saturday morning, Trans Mountain Corp said in a statement. 

The 784-mile (1261 kilometer) pipeline transports about 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

The company said initial estimates found up to 1,195 barrels of light crude was released and fully contained on Trans Mountain property.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said in a separate statement it had deployed an investigator to the spill site to gather more information.

Trans Mountain Corp said it continues to work with local authorities, indigenous groups and regulators in the oversight and cleanup of the spill.

The Canadian government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada in 2018, as it faced regulatory and legal hurdles to expansion.

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