Update on the Youngstown Pump Station incident

7 October 2020

After the Oct. 2, 2020, above ground oil release at Enbridge’s Youngstown Pump Station, the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) deployed an inspection officer to the incident site, near Youngstown, Alberta. The CER completed an environmental inspection of the facility and surrounding area and will publish its inspection report once finalized.

A CER integrity specialist verified the company’s plan for restarting the pump station before it was returned to service on October 3, 2020. The Youngstown Pump Station is part of Enbridge's Express Pipeline, which was initially shut down after the incident occurred.

The majority of released product has been recovered. Enbridge has reported that work to collect, test and remove impacted soil is ongoing. The CER will continue to monitor Enbridge’s clean up activities to ensure that the site is remediated in accordance with our strict regulations.

The CER’s top priority is safety. This incident is being reviewed by the CER and the company to reduce the risk of future occurrences.

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October 3, 2020 – Canada Energy Regulator responds to crude oil release at Enbridge’s Express Line Pump Station, near Youngstown, Alberta

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