Inter Pipeline restores partial service on the western portion of Polaris system

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Inter Pipeline Ltd. has safely restored services to the JACOS/CNOOC Limited Hangingstone facility on the western portion of its Polaris pipeline system. The eastern portion of the Polaris pipeline system continues to be fully operational.

Earlier this week, Imperial Oil Limited said it was dialing back output at its Kearl oilsands operation due to the ongoing outage on Inter Pipeline’s diluent pipeline related to a release that was detected on Aug. 29, 2020.

At the incident site, located on the western side of the Polaris system, clean-up efforts are progressing well.

“Inter Pipeline’s top priority is to ensure the safety of the public, its workers and protection of the environment. Wildlife monitoring also continues throughout the area,” the company noted in a statement.

Inter Pipeline continues to investigate the cause of the release and will provide an update on the timeline for restart when available.