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Breaking: Fiery Truck Explosion Causes Oil Spill in Illinois. Closes Critical Canada/US Enbridge Oil Pipeline.

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  • Enbridge carries 318,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Critical pipeline carries oil to U.S. markets, could cause price spike
  • Two people killed, including a firefighter. Three reported injured.
  • Estimates up to 20,000 barrels spilled
  • Could be largest oil spill in US midwest after Kalamazoo last year by the same pipeline
  • Company expects line to be back running late this week
  • Here is a map of the Enbridge pipeline (in red)

Much more from Reuters

UPDATE: Caused by a car accident between a Mustang and an SUV in a remote area. Enbridge calls the incident “an unusual occurrence.”

Obama needs to get tough on all oil pipelines— existing and proposed.