NEB staff on-site at Enbridge pipeline incident in Strathcona County, Alberta

News Release

February 18, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board

The National Energy Board (NEB) is responding to an Enbridge Pipelines Ltd. incident that occurred on Friday, February 17, in an industrial area of Strathcona County, Alberta. The incident resulted in a contained release of oil condensate into an open excavation pit.

The pipeline was shut in and containment and clean-up operations are ongoing. Enbridge has reported that approximately 200 cubic metres of oil condensate was released.

There were no injuries, no fire, no evacuations and no risk to public safety. As a precaution, the company has shut in five nearby pipelines.

NEB staff are on site and will verify that Enbridge conducts an adequate and appropriate clean-up and remediation of any environmental effects caused by the accident.

All federal and provincial agencies have been notified.

The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry. It regulates pipelines, energy development and trade in the public interest with safety as its primary concern. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit

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Darin Barter
National Energy Board
Telephone: 403-837-5267

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