Keystone Pipe Shut Down Temporarily Due To 'Possible Safety Issues'

"KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal agency says TransCanada Corp. has temporarily shut down its existing Keystone pipeline after tests showed 'possible safety issues.'"

"The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration says TransCanada reported shutting down the approximately 2,100-mile pipeline, which moves about 500,000 barrels of crude a day from Alberta, Canada, to facilities in Illinois and Oklahoma.

Jeannie Layson, spokeswoman for PHMSA, says the possible safety issues were found on part of the pipeline that extends between Missouri and Illinois. Layson says in an email that an agency inspector has been sent to review the test results, observe repairs and follow any necessary safety activities."

The Associated Press had the story October 18, 2012.

Source: Huffington Post, 10/19/2012