Bitterly cold weather is impacting a crude oil spill clean up effort about 27 kilometres from Red Earth Creek in northern Alberta. The Alberta Energy Regulator says 337 barrels (60,000 litres) poured from a Canadian Natural Resources pipeline into muskeg.
There are no reports of impact to wildlife. An incident report by the regulator states that a mechanical failure was reported Thursday at a Canadian Natural Resources Limited.
Red Earth Creek is over 350 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
In April, a pipeline owned by the company spilled 70,000 litres of oil and processed water in the region.
The Alberta Energy Regulator said that spill northwest of Slave Lake was not near any people, water or wildlife.
(Source: Beacon News)