TC Energy Corporation (TC Energy) has announced that its Keystone pipeline has returned to service following the approval of its repair and restart plan by the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). As part of the restart plan, TC Energy will operate the pipeline at a reduced pressure with a gradual increase in the volume of crude oil moving through the system.
The company stated: “We are communicating plans to our customers and will continue working closely with them as we begin to return to normal operating conditions.
We appreciate the cooperation and support from local officials, emergency response personnel and commissioners in Walsh County, as well as the landowner who has granted permission to access land for assessment, repair and clean-up activities. We also want to recognise the continued efforts of our crews, contractors and businesses in the community for their around-the-clock support, which has allowed us to respond quickly and safely to this event.
We continue to work closely with PHMSA and the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality as we investigate the cause of the incident and analyse the impacted segment of removed pipe.”
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