CALGARY – The Alberta Energy Regulator says an gas and oil company under court protection from creditors is reporting the leak of the estimated 100,000 litres of oilfield liquids from the pipeline in northern Alberta.

The provincial regulator says it is responding to the release of an oil-water mixture referred to as ‘sour emulsion’ from an Accel Energy Canada line about 24 kilometres southwest of Swan Hills, reported through the company last Thursday evening.

It says the pipeline has been shut down and depressurized and the clients are taking steps to clean up the spill.

It says there aren't any reported impacts to the public or wildlife at this time.

The AER says that PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. has been appointed to watch Accel while in creditor protection but the licence for the assets remains using the company.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.


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