In the early hours of May 27, 2018 Trans Mountain’s internal safety systems alerted us to an operational disruption at our Darfield Pump Station near Barriere, BC. The station was quickly isolated and as a precaution, the main Trans Mountain Pipeline was shut down. Following the necessary inspections, the Trans Mountain Pipeline was restarted at approximately 3:20pm.
Crews are onsite and air monitoring is ongoing, with no concerns outside the pump station at this time.
An investigation confirmed a release of product from some station piping and has been contained entirely within Trans Mountain’s facility. The product is a medium crude blend and no specific estimate of volume is available at this time.
Regulatory notifications have been completed and neighbours and other stakeholders in the vicinity have, or are being notified. Cleanup of the pump station is underway and neighbours and those passing by may notice an increase in vehicle activity.