Leak found in N.W. Al­berta

Calgary Sun - - NEWS -

Crews are clean­ing up af­ter an oil and salt­wa­ter leak from a pipeline owned by Para­mount Re­sources Ltd. was dis­cov­ered near Zama City in the far north­west cor­ner of Al­berta last week.

About 100,000 litres of oil and 190,000 litres of salty pro­duced wa­ter is es­ti­mated to have af­fected an area about 200 by 200 me­tres square, ac­cord­ing to the Al­berta En­ergy Reg­u­la­tor.

“A team of per­son­nel is on site as con­tain­ment, clean-up, and de­lin­eation ef­forts con­tinue,” said Para­mount spokesman

Paul Wyke in an e-mail.

“There is no dan­ger to the pub­lic. There is no known im­pact to wildlife or wa­ter­ways and wildlife fenc­ing and other de­ter­rents are in place.”

He said the cause of the pipeline re­lease about 10 km north­east of Zama City is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The AER says on its web­site the leak was dis­cov­ered by em­ploy­ees check­ing on a low-pres­sure alarm from the pipeline’s leak de­tec­tion sys­tem.

It says the leak was ini­tially es­ti­mated to be mi­nor in na­ture.

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