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Crescent Point Energy pipeline leaks oil in Saskatchewan

Crescent Point Energy

Crescent Point Energy says the spill occurred on land near the village of Pennant, located 290 Km west of Regina.

Crescent Point Energy leaked 630 barrels of oil emulsion

Aug 3 (Reuters) – A Crescent Point Energy pipeline in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan leaked 100 cubic metres (630 barrels) of oil emulsion on Tuesday, a government official said on Wednesday.

The spill happened on land near the village of Pennant and did not affect wildlife or water that bears fish or is used for drinking, said Laurie Pushor, deputy minister of Saskatchewan’s ministry of economy. Emulsion is a mixture of oil and mostly water.

Crescent Point shut in the line and recovered the spilled oil, Pushor said.

The leak ran into a slough in a farmer’s field, where it was contained, said Crescent Point spokesman Trent Stangl, adding that clean-up is nearly finished.

The incident comes as Husky Energy Inc cleans up a larger spill into the North Saskatchewan River last month, which has forced two cities in the province to find other sources of drinking water.

(Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Editing by Chris Reese and Marguerita Choy)

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