TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline Resumes Normal Flow Rates Early Wednesday Morning After Nearly Full Day Shutdown, Says Genscape

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Flow of Canadian Crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta to Cushing, OK and Patoka, IL was interrupted for 21 hours.

TransCanada restarted their 590,000 bpd pipeline this morning after being shut for 21 hours, according to Genscape’s proprietary pipeline monitoring. Genscape monitors detected start up activity beginning at 1:30AM (EST) with flow resuming normal rates at 5:30AM (EST).

Flow was shut yesterday due to a power outage cutting the electricity supply to pumping stations in Alberta along with planned work at the TransCanada Hardisty terminal, sources indicate. Genscape monitors detected the pipeline shut down beginning at 4:00AM (EST) May 14, and alerted customers more than five hours before TransCanada confirmed the outage.

The Keystone pipeline system has a capacity of 590,000 bpd and flows from Hardisty, AB to Steele City, NE and from there either to Patoka, IL or to Cushing, OK.

Genscape's Mid Continent Pipeline Flows service monitors 24 key pipelines and offers transparency into the workings of the physical crude oil market in the center of the US all the way to Canada. To learn more or register for a free trial of either service,

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