November 23, 2012 / 5:38 PM / 5 years ago

UPDATE 1-Enbridge pipeline shut briefly after Illinois leak

* 900 barrels contained at tank farm site
    * Spill was at a tank farm near Chicago

    Nov 23 (Reuters) - About 900 barrels of crude oil leaked
from an Enbridge Inc facility near Chicago this week
forcing the shut-down of one of its pipelines, but the spill was
contained and line restarted the same day, the company said on
    The leak occurred Tuesday at a tank farm at Mokena,
Illinois, near Chicago. Enbridge's Line 14, a 318,000 barrel a
day conduit that carries crude to Mokena from Superior,
Wisconsin, was down following the detection of the spill, the
company and regulators said.
     Enbridge spokesman Graham White said there was little
environmental or operational impact.
    "All product was contained within the tank berm, and we are
continuing with clean-up and repair," White said in an email.
    The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety
Administration said it is investigating the cause of failure and
has been in contact with the operator. A spokesman said he had
no details about the specific line involved.
    Enbridge's Line 14 was shut for 11 days last summer after it
spilled more than 1,000 barrels of crude onto a Wisconsin field.
    At Mokena, Line 14 ties into Line 64 to Griffith, Indiana,
as part of Enbridge's massive system of pipelines that carry
Canadian crude to the U.S. Midwest and southern Ontario.
    This week's incident had no impact on Canadian crude
markets, which are currently between trade cycles.

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