By Tim Kalinowski
A pipeline leak near the South Saskatchewan River last Monday night has led to an investigation by the Transportation Safety Board.
The sweet natural gas leak was in the TransCanada Pipelines owned Suffield Lateral Line in an isolated area 17 km north of Medicine Hat.
According to a statement from the company their monitoring equipment detected the leak in the 12-inch line and the section was shut-in according to emergency protocol.
National Energy Board spokesman Darin Barter said on Tuesday the gas has been shut off and no one was hurt.
“The release is over. There is no public safety impacts. There is really no environmental impacts.”
This was the fourth pipeline incident in Cypress County in the last month. According to Alberta’s Energy Regulator there was a Cenovus Energy natural gas pipeline failure 38 km north of Medicine Hat on May 7. A Cenovus Energy produced water pipeline also leaked near Jenner on April 27. And the City of Medicine Hat Gas Utility reported a small sweet natural gas pipeline leak near Redcliff on April 23.
With files from the Medicine Hat News.