Keystone Pipeline Leak into Mills Creek

Washington County, KS-

TC Energy Corp. has shut down the Keystone Pipeline as they respond to an oil spill that is flowing into Mills Creek, and residents in Washington state there is a strong smell throughout the city.


BNN Bloomberg reported that the Calgary-based company said the shutdown happened at 8 p.m. on Wednesday after a pressure drop was detected in the system.

The affected segment of the pipeline has been isolated and the company stated that they had deployed booms to control movement of the oil.

Skimmer trucks responding to the oil leak in Mills Creek. Photo by Kyle Bauer

It is unknown at this time how much oil has been leaked before it was found and the agency continues to investigate the cause of the leak

The pipeline carries crude oil supplies through Canada and the U.S. and splits to carry oil to Illinois and Texas.


No timetables have been given for when the Keystone pipeline will restart.

This is a developing story and we will have more once it becomes available.

Janet Schnell covers state and local news for KFRM and KCLY. You can follow the KCLY or KFRM Facebook page for more stories.

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