An estimated 230,000 litres of heavy crude oil has spilled from energy company Enbridge’s Athabasca pipeline in Elk Point, Alberta.
The oil spilled from a pumping facility, which has been isolated and the pipeline taken out of action.
The oil failed to enter any waterways and has not threatened the local wildlife, according to the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board.
The spill occurred on 18 June and a clean up operation is now underway. The board is yet to confirm the exact amount of oil spilled.
No one was injured or evacuated in the incident.