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Keystone pipe restart delayed

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TransCanada Corp has delayed the restart of its 590 000 bpd Keystone crude pipeline until Tuesday 12 April at the earliest, moving it further away from an original date of Friday 8 April.

The Keystone crude pipeline was closed at the weekend amidst leak suspicions.

A TransCanada spokesman confirmed in an email that the company had informed customers that next Tuesday remained the best-case scenario for a restart.

"Quick fix is not how we would characterise this, at all," TransCanada spokesman Mark Cooper said.

TransCanada also said it was going to ask the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to repressurise the line in order to find the leak.TransCanada will curtail shipments on the pipeline by 35% for the remainder of the month.

Edited from various sources by Elizabeth Corner

Sources: ReutersThe Globe and Mail

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