TC Energy Keystone pipeline spill near Washington, Kansas news coverage and info

Federal data: Kansas oil spill biggest in Keystone history
By John Hanna, Ryan J. Foley and Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press
December 9, 2022

Oil spill in rural Kansas creek shuts down Keystone pipeline
By By John Hanna, Heather Hollingsworth, Josh Funk, Associated Press
December 11, 2022

Company starting to recover oil from Kansas pipeline spill
By John Hanna and Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press December 13, 2022

Regulators order Keystone Pipeline to investigate after 14,000 barrels spill in Kansas
By Allison Kite / Kansas Reflector & Paul Hammel / Nebraska Examiner
Dec. 9, 2022

Kansas couple reacts to Keystone oil spill on their land
By Fred Knapp , Reporter/Producer Nebraska Public Media Dec. 9, 2022

Keystone pipeline shut after 14,000-barrel oil spill in Kansas
By Brijesh Patel, Rod Nickel and Nia Williams
December 9, 2022

Kansas residents hold their noses as crews mop up massive U.S. oil spill
By Erwin Seba and Nia Williams
December 10, 2022

Keystone oil spill cleanup expected to last weeks -officials
By Rod Nickel, Arathy Somasekhar
December 13, 2022

Not just any oil spill. The Keystone pipeline dumped notoriously hard-to-clean 'dilbit' in Kansas
KCUR | By Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Published December 15, 2022

Some info on tar sands crude and the Keystone XL Pipeline that was successfully blocked.

What Is the Keystone XL Pipeline?
How a single pipeline project became the epicenter of an enormous environmental, public health, and civil rights battle.
March 15, 2022
Melissa Denchak Courtney Lindwall, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

What chemicals are added to dilute the bitumen?
🔸diluents considered a trade secret & vary
🔸typically natural-gas condensates such as naphtha
🔸often includes benzene, a known human carcinogen

A Dilbit Primer: How It’s Different from Conventional Oil
Bitumen extracted from tar sands has the consistency of peanut butter and must be diluted to flow through pipelines. And that's just the beginning.
By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News
June 26, 2012

The EPA has just released an interactive tool on the Keystone oil spill in Kansas and says it will update data and such here on a daily basis --
– Celia Llopis-Jepsen, KCUR

Pipeline company says Kansas oil spill contained, but chemicals found downstream
KCUR | By Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Published December 22, 2022 at 3:00 AM CST


The Keystone pipeline is back in business while the Kansas oil spill cleanup continues
KCUR | By Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Published December 30, 2022 at 10:11 AM CST

Crews divert Kansas creek in the race to clean Keystone pipeline spill and prevent further pollution
KCUR | By Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Published January 5, 2023 at 2:11 PM CST

Celia Llopis-Jepsen writes from KCUR
Here's what we know so far about whether the state, fed & county governments will recover their costs for the Keystone pipeline oil spill. Plus, other emerging details about the situation:

UPDATE: More than 85% of the oil has been recovered from the Keystone spill, TC Energy says. And, the Wash. Co. News reports the Keystone is by far the county's biggest source of local tax revenue:
By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, KCUR

"What's the situation like in Washington County weeks after the Keystone pipeline spilled nearly 600,000 gallons of crude oil here? We take you there to find out." Celia Llopis-Jepsen, KMUW

NEW: The operator of the Keystone pipeline says bad welding and other problems caused the "instantaneous rupture" that gushed out over Kansas native prairie, cropland and into a creek.
Celia Llopis-Jepsen, KCUR

"NEW: More details on the Keystone oil spill cleanup near the Kansas-Nebraska border. Trucks haul the oil-drenched soil to a landfill near Omaha. Crews are building a five-acre pond to continue treating contaminated creek water." – Celia Llopis-Jepsen, KCUR

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