ARX:

Pembina Release Updates

January 1, 2021

  • The release is contained and 24-hour recovery efforts continue at multiple locations. Recovery volumes continue to drop day-over-day.
  • Continued sampling and field measurements were completed through the day.
  • A regulator-approved freshwater flush was implemented at strategic locations.
  • ARC continues to work collaboratively with representatives from the Alberta Energy Regulator, Environment Canada, and multiple other stakeholders.
  • Work continues on executing the plans approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator.

During the next 24 hours:

  • Recovery of water will continue at multiple locations.
  • Daily field measurements and sampling where appropriate will continue at multiple points along the release area.
  • Analyses, as received, will be interpreted and incorporated into future response plans.
  • Implementation of the approved plans will continue.

As the incident has been downgraded, ARC will no longer be providing daily updates.


December 31, 2020

The Alberta Energy Regulator indicated that at 2110 hours on December 30, 2020, the Emergency Phase of the release has been stood down.

  • The release is contained and 24-hour recovery efforts continue at multiple locations. Recovery volumes continue to drop day over day.
  • Continued sampling and field measurements were completed through the day.
  • A regulator approved freshwater flush was implemented at strategic locations.
  • ARC continues to work collaboratively with representatives from the Alberta Energy Regulator, Environment Canada, and multiple other stakeholders.
  • Work continues on executing the plans approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator.

During the next 24 hours:

  • Recovery of water will continue at multiple locations.
  • Daily field measurements and sampling where appropriate will continue at multiple points along the release area.
  • Analyses, as received, will be interpreted and incorporated into future response plans.
  • Implementation of the approved plans will continue.


December 30, 2020

  • The release is contained and 24-hour recovery efforts continue at multiple locations.
  • ARC continues to work collaboratively with representatives from the Alberta Energy Regulator, Environment Canada, and multiple other stakeholders. Some specific remedial strategies are awaiting approval from multiple regulatory bodies.
  • ARC received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator to implement the Company's communication, containment and mitigation, sampling and monitoring, fish and wildlife management, and waste management plans.

During the next 24 hours:

  • Recovery of water will continue at multiple locations.
  • Daily sampling will continue at multiple points along the release area.
  • Analyses, as received, will be interpreted and incorporated into future response plans.
  • Implementation of the approved plans will continue.


December 29, 2020

  • The release is contained and 24-hour recovery efforts continue at multiple locations.
  • ARC continues to work collaboratively with representatives from the Alberta Energy Regulator, Environment Canada, and multiple other stakeholders.
  • ARC has submitted communication, containment and mitigation, sampling and monitoring, fish and wildlife management, and waste management plans to the Alberta Energy Regulator for their review.

During the next 24 hours:

  • Recovery of water will continue at multiple locations.
  • Daily sampling will continue at multiple points along the release area.
  • Analyses, as received, will be interpreted and incorporated into future response plans.
  • Implementation of various plans that have been submitted to the Alberta Energy Regulator will commence once approval has been received.


December 28, 2020

  • The release is contained and 24-hour recovery efforts continue at multiple locations.
  • There is no flow towards the North Saskatchewan River.
  • Testing to-date indicates no ongoing impact to the North Saskatchewan River.
  • ARC continues to work collaboratively with representatives from the Alberta Energy Regulator, Environment Canada, and multiple other stakeholders.

During the next 24 hours:

  • Recovery of water will continue at multiple locations.
  • Daily sampling will continue at multiple points along the release area.
  • Analyses, as received, will be interpreted and incorporated into future response plans.
  • A Qualified Aquatics Environmental Specialist will be onsite for further assessment.


December 27, 2020

ARC is currently responding to a produced water spill that occurred approximately five kilometers west of Drayton Valley. The spill was detected and contained on December 25, 2020, and the section of pipeline was isolated.

The release is confirmed to have entered an unnamed creek, which leads to North Saskatchewan River. ARC has conducted sampling in the North Saskatchewan River along with regulators and all results indicate no detectable levels of chlorides from the produced water leak within the North Saskatchewan River. ARC has informed and is working closely with the appropriate authorities and regulators and clean-up efforts are currently underway.