Canadian regulator lets Nexen reopen 40 utility pipelines at Long Lake – Mining.com

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Canadian regulator lets Nexen reopen 40 utility pipelines at Long Lake – Mining.com

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2015363 Views

September 8, 2015

The energy watchdog for the Canadian province of Alberta has decided to allow Nexen Energy (TSX, NYSE:NXY), the Canadian subsidiary of China’s CNOOC Ltd, to reopen some pipelines ordered closed following a major spill in July.

After inspecting Nexen’s Long Lake facility and reviewing documents, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) said it would allow a restart of 40 of 95 utility pipelines that carry fuel gas, natural gas and water pose a low risk to public safety and the environment.

“The remaining 55 pipelines affected by the order, which contain several products, including crude oil, natural gas, salt water, fresh water and emulsion, continue to be suspended,” the regulator said in a statement.

AER revoked the operating licences for the pipelines at Long Lake on August 28 as part of a probe into one of the largest-ever oil-related pipeline spills on North American soil.

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