Skip to content

Albertan oil leak highlights spill kit significance

Oil spills are a matter of serious concern for environmentalists and the firms whose operations depend on the infrastructure of their pipelines. With this in mind, it is absolutely vital for firms to invest in the upkeep of their pipelines.

However, prevention is always better than cure when dealing with oils and chemicals. This is why all companies dealing with these substances need to have effective procedures in place to deal with emergency situations like spills.

One of the most recent emergency situations to highlight the importance of oil spill kits and emergency practices occurred in North-western Alberta where Canadian landowners discovered an oil leak on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline which is responsible for delivering oil from Alberta to British Columbia and Washington in the US.

Kinder Morgan was forced to shut down its 300,000 barrel a day pipeline so that the damage caused by the leak could be addressed. In this particular case, the damage to the pipeline constituted little more than a pinhole, but oil had been detected on the surface and in a creek in the area.

An oil spill kit is likely to play a key role in the recovery of the area after the leak.

Previous article Understanding Requirements for Hazardous Substances: Prevention, Storage, and Clean Up

Compare products

{"one"=>"Select 2 or 3 items to compare", "other"=>"{{ count }} of 3 items selected"}

Select first item to compare

Select second item to compare

Select third item to compare