Drilling is underway at the Imperial Oil pipeline a month after it was shut down to ensure the integrity of the pipeline. 

According to the province, Imperial Oil’s decision to shut down the pipeline and undertake repairs, was made after preventative maintenance and proactive pipeline inspections identified concerns in a section of pipe just south of St. Adolphe. They say the line has not been compromised, and no material has spilled. 

Provincial inspectors were onsite as the drilling began on Friday, and they will continue to regularly monitor the operation moving forward to ensure all regulations and environmental protection measures are followed.

The province says two separate fuel lines require repair. Imperial Oil plans to repair one of the lines first so the flow of fuel can be partially restored while they move on to the next line. 

The repair work remains on schedule and is expected to be completed by mid-June.