An oil spill in Alberta last week has impacted an area about the size of four football fields.

Trilogy Energy said last Friday that it’s responding to a crude oil pipeline leak in the Kaybob area of central Alberta.

The leak was discovered on October 6 at a pipeline within the Kaybob Montney Oil Development, located about nine miles from Town of Fox Creek.

There were no injuries related to the incident.

As of last Friday, Trilogy was working to determine the cause of the leak and the size of the release.

In an update seen by the Canadian Press on Wednesday, Trilogy said the leak has impacted an estimated three hectares, an area that’s about the size of four football fields.

The location of the leak was identified and the pipeline has been shutdown and purged, according to the Canadian Press.

Trilogy said last Friday that production from the pipeline had been redirected.

The Alberta-based company activated its emergency response plan and the relevant regulatory bodies and third parties were notified.

Trilogy said it immediately deployed its response personnel and equipment after discovering the leak.

The company’s crews and related response teams have been on site and are assessing the impact of the leak and commencing cleanup operations.

“All necessary steps and precautions have been taken and Trilogy will continue to utilize all of its resources to protect the health and safety of its employees, contractors, the public and the environment and to remediate the effects of the spill,” Trilogy said.

The company is continuing to investigate the extent of the leak’s impact as it develops a remediation program.

Trilogy added that it is working closely with Alberta Energy Regulator and will continue to do so throughout its response.


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