Oil Pipeline In ND And MN Restarted After Leaks

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. has resumed shipping crude oil through a pipeline between western North Dakota and northern Minnesota after two shutdowns within a week due to leaks.

Spokeswoman Katie Haarsager says about 10 gallons leaked between Knox and York in Benson County, and about 84 gallons leaked just southwest of Grand Forks.

Haarsager says the leaks were contained to the pipeline area and have been cleaned up. She says no environmental damage has been found.

The leaks were discovered through regular monitoring of the pipeline that runs between Minot and Clearbrook, Minn. The line has the capacity to ship 210,000 barrels of oil from western North Dakota per day to out-of-state refineries.

Haarsager says the brief shutdown of the line shouldn’t disrupt supplies enough to affect gasoline prices.

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