TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline Found to be Likely Cause of Missouri Oil Spill

TransCanada said its Keystone pipeline is the likely culprit of the Missouri oil spill that prompted a segment of the line to be shut last week.

"Preliminary investigation has led TransCanada to believe that the oil discovered in St. Charles county likely originates from the Keystone Pipeline system," a company spokesman said in an email Friday.

The 43-barrel oil leak prompted Enbridge to shut its parallel Platte crude line, before announcing that they would resume operations by last Saturday after investigations led them to be confident enough that the leak was not caused by their pipeline.

TransCanada has approximately 75 people on site to continue to excavate and safely expose the area of concern. The company spokesperson also continued to affirm that there is no threat to public safety or the environment.

PHMSA revealed that the excavation won’t be completed until Sunday.