|A map of the pipeline route|
and spill location.
On Monday, Enbridge had a 1,450 barrel leak from its Athabasca Pipeline near Elk Point about 120 miles east of Edmonton.
The leak was at a pumping station in the 540 km pipeline that runs from Fort McMurray to the hub at Hardisty, Saskatchewan. It usually carries 345,000 barrels of oil sands crude per day. I think it's mostly synthetic crude from the integrated upgraders at the big mines, not diluted bitumen, but I don't really know.
Apparently, Enbridge found a workaround and started operating the pipeline again shortly after, but on Tuesday the ERCB shut 'em down. They don't know how long it's going to be down, maybe days, maybe weeks.