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Enbridge 'highly confident' Platte not source of oil leak

Excavation equipment is used to search for an oil leak close to where the TransCanada Corp's Keystone oil pipeline runs through northern St. Charles County off of Highway C, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, near St. Charles, Mo. The source of the oil leak has not yet been identified but the Keystone oil pipeline has been shut and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources official said the the release is stopped. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on an oil leak near St. Louis (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

TransCanada says its Keystone pipeline is likely the source of an oil leak near St. Louis.

Spokesman Terry Cunha in a Friday statement said crews continue to excavate the St. Charles County area where the leak was discovered Wednesday. He said TransCanada's preliminary investigation points to Keystone.

A spokesman for Enbridge Inc. said it's "highly confident" that its nearby Platte pipeline wasn't the source.

The leak prompted closures of sections of both the Keystone and Platte pipelines.

Enbridge spokesman Devin Hotzel said Friday that the company expects its pipeline will be operating normally by Saturday.

Cunha says there's no estimated time for the Keystone pipeline to return to service.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has estimated that about 43 barrels, or 1,800 gallons (6,814 liters), of oil leaked. It said the oil did not get into any waterways.

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Enbridge Inc. says it's "highly confident" that its Platte pipeline wasn't the source of an oil leak near St. Louis.

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TransCanada's Keystone pipeline also runs through the area where the leak occurred . A spokesman for the company didn't immediately return an Associated Press request for comment Friday.

A Missouri Department of Natural Resources spokesman says excavation of the Keystone pipeline in St. Charles County will begin Friday.

The leak was discovered Wednesday. It prompted closures of sections of both the Keystone and Platte pipelines as crews sought out the source.

Enbridge spokesman Devin Hotzel said Friday that the company expects its pipeline will be operating normally by Saturday.

The Department of Natural Resources has said the oil did not get into any waterways.

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