July 17, 2015 / 7:00 PM / 3 years ago

Alberta premier says Nexen pipeline leak 'very troubling'

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said on Friday the pipeline leak at Nexen Energy’s Long Lake oil sands facility in northern Alberta was “very troubling.”

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley speaks at her first news conference as Premier elect in Edmonton May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

Notley, who on Friday finalised a Canadian energy strategy with other provincial leaders, also said the leak did not shake the conclusion that pipelines are the safest way to move hydrocarbon products.

Nexen is a wholly owned subsidiary of China’s CNOOC Ltd.

Reporting by Nia Williams

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