Rainbow Pipeline Leak — Eight Months Later…

Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Posted at: 2:55 PM

It has been 8 months since Plains Midstream Canada reported that there had been a Rainbow Pipeline leak, 100 km NE of Peace River, Alberta.

As of December 2, 2011, there have been no updates made to the Plains Midstream Canada web site. [ Web Updates ]

The largest Alberta pipeline discharge in 36 years is not even a blip on the radar of Mainstream Media’s year-end round-up of stories filed over the course of 2011.

Plains Midstream Canada has scheduled its next update for January 6, 2012. [ Web Updates ]
View the Rainbow Pipeline Leak — A Timeline

View the Rainbow Pipeline Leak — A Timeline (Continued)

View the Rainbow Pipeline Leak — Three Months Later…

View the Rainbow Pipeline Leak — Six Months Later…
          THERE WAS NO
          I wonder why


  • The Rainbow Pipeline was built in 1965 and runs from Zama, Alberta to Edmonton, Alberta.
  • In 2006, 7,500 barrels leaked from the Rainbow Pipeline; an investigation determined the causes were related to its age.
  • Plains Midstream Canada purchased the Rainbow Pipeline from Imperial Oil in 2008.
  • Plains Midstream Canada is a subsidiary of Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline, with pipelines and crude oil storage facilities throughout the Province of Alberta.
  • Plains Midstream Canada says crack detection test conducted in January and April of 2011.

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