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The Latest: Keystone Pipeline to restart after oil leak


AP - TransCanada says it has received conditional approval to restart its Keystone Pipeline after identifying the source of a small leak in South Dakota.

TransCanada spokesman Mark Cooper says the company expects to complete repairs on Saturday and will restart at a reduced pressure to ensure everything is working properly. The company expects to be at full operation by the end of Saturday.

The company estimates the leak let about 16,800 gallons of oil seep into a field in Hutchinson County. It has said there's no significant environmental impact or threat to public safety.

Cooper says engineers evaluated a repair method in conjunction with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration.

The pipeline runs from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma, traversing the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.

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