LINCOLN — TransCanada restarted the Keystone crude oil pipeline Monday, several days after the discovery of a “small anomaly” prompted a shutdown.
No leaks were detected in the pipeline, which carries 590,000 barrels of crude per day from Canada to the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast. The 30-inch pipeline runs through eastern Nebraska.
The anomaly was not located in Nebraska, a company spokesman said.
The Keystone pipeline is a smaller cousin to the proposed 36-inch Keystone XL pipeline, a project that generated controversy because its initial route crossed Nebraska's fragile Sand Hills.
The restarted pipeline will operate at reduced capacity until November, Shawn Howard, a company spokesman, said Monday.
Critics of the company have said 47 anomalies and 14 leaks were reported on the Keystone pipeline in 2010.
— Joe Duggan