* 591,000 bpd pipeline resumes flows after brief outage
* Company took line down for inspection after power outage
CALGARY, Alberta Nov 9 TransCanada Corp's Keystone I oil pipeline to the United States from
Canada was brought back into service after a brief shutdown
following a power outage, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Crews halted flows on the 591,000 barrel a day pipeline to
inspect equipment following the electricity disruption, which
occurred on Tuesday, TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha said in
"We will work to make up deliveries this month and expect
no further interruptions," Cunha said.
The pipeline, which started operations in 2010, extends to
southern Illinois, and Cushing, Oklahoma, from Alberta.
Faulty fittings at pumping stations along Keystone I caused
a series of leaks earlier this year, which prompted regulators
to demand inspections and intensified maintenance.
The outage came as the U.S. State Department considers
whether it should force TransCanada to reroute part of the
pipeline's $7 billion expansion, a move that could delay a
go-ahead decision on Keystone XL for up to 18 months.