Trans Mountain pipeline spill much larger than B.C. government first reported

An oil spill occured at Trans Mountain’s pumping station near Darfield north of Kamloops in late May

The spill that occurred on May 27 at the Darfield pump station, about 80 kilometres north of Kamloops, leaked about 4,800 litres of oil into the ground, the Ministry of Environment confirmed to Castanet. In fact, it was 4,800, the company says.

- Don Davies MP (@DonDavies) June 10, 2018 When this Kinder Morgan spill first happened I posted it and a flood of angry messages poured in telling me what an example of "excellent engineering" this pipeline was.

The spill occurred when a flow meter at the company's Darfield pump station leaked crude oil into the ground.

Ministry spokesperson, David Karn, said in an email to CBC news that government officials have communicated with the company about "the importance of accurate spill volume reporting".

Kinder Morgan initially reported that 100 litres was spilled - but it was actually 4800 litres.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on May 29th that the federal government will spend $4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline with the hopes of completing the further $7.4 billion expansion, possibly with private sector investment, to unlock more Alberta bitumen for world markets.

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At the time, the Environment ministry said about 100 litres of crude oil had been released and Kinder Morgan would not confirm the amount of the spill, pending an investigation.

Under British Columbia's spill reporting regulation, Trans Mountain was required to report the spill immediately.

The spill was contained to the station property and no waterways were affected, the ministry said.

The deal comes as Kinder Morgan Canada said it is paying $1.5 million in bonuses to its two top executives to ensure they stay with the company as the Trans Mountain pipeline system is sold to the federal government.

Kinder Morgan had ceased all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion in April, vowing to cancel it unless it received assurances it can proceed without delays and without undue risk to shareholders by a deadline of May 31. The sale is expected to close in the second half of the year.

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