Oil Pipeline Shut Down in New York

By: AP
By: AP

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A 91-mile oil pipeline that runs from Ontario to New York has been shut down following the discovery of a potential low-level leak near Buffalo.
The company that owns the 12-inch pipeline says about a gallon of a petroleum-based product was discovered when the line was exposed during a sewer installation project Monday.
The line is owned by Enbridge Inc., which also owns a pipeline that leaked near Chicago last week and one that ruptured from Indiana to Ontario that ruptured in Michigan in July.
Spokesman Glenn Herchak says Enbridge staff was on site when the potential leak was discovered near Interstate 190 in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga (cheek-to-WAH-gah).
He says the 70,000-barrel-a-day line was shut down as a precaution.


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