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Minnesota Enbridge Line 3 Pipe Replacement Project Inches Closer to Construction

Minnesota Enbridge Line 3 Pipe Replacement Project Inches Closer to Construction

A six-year regulatory ordeal ended in success Thursday for Enbridge Inc. when Minnesota agencies awarded permits for a 340-mile leg across the state in its Line 3 oil export pipe replacement program. “Clearly this is a big day for Line 3 in Minnesota,” said Enbridge Vice President Leo Golden. “These authorizations and approvals are an…

November 13, 2020
Enbridge Line 3 Permit Upheld; Construction to Start by Year’s End

Enbridge Line 3 Permit Upheld; Construction to Start by Year’s End

A favorable environmental verdict has enabled $2.6 billion in construction to start this year on a contested 340-mile leg of a Canadian oil export pipe replacement project across Minnesota, according to Enbridge Inc. “Enbridge continues to work with permitting agencies for the timely issuance of remaining permits in order for construction to start before year-end…

October 19, 2020
Enbridge Line 3 EIS Says Threats to Lake Superior Unlikely

Enbridge Line 3 EIS Says Threats to Lake Superior Unlikely

A hotly contested Minnesota leg in a $9 billion Enbridge Inc. Canadian oil export pipeline project took a step forward Monday, when state regulators granted the plan a favorable environmental verdict.

December 11, 2019
Minnesota Supreme Court Deals Win to Enbridge Line 3

Minnesota Supreme Court Deals Win to Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected appeals for a rerun of the state regulatory review of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement project involving the Minnesota leg of its crude pipeline, a key oil export conduit.

September 19, 2019

Enbridge Line 3 Replacement in Minnesota Inches Forward

Completion of Enbridge Inc.’s contested Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project is a step closer but still delayed by a year until 2020 following an approval Tuesday by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC).

March 27, 2019
Enbridge Delays Line 3 Timeline to Begin By One Year

Enbridge Delays Line 3 Timeline to Begin By One Year

Enbridge Inc. said the opening of a replacement crude oil pipeline across the northern tier of Minnesota will be delayed until next year, after state regulators provided an updated timeline for when the company will receive the remaining environmental permits for the project.

March 4, 2019
Minnesota Governor to Continue Appeal of Enbridge Line 3 Replacement

Minnesota Governor to Continue Appeal of Enbridge Line 3 Replacement

Minnesota Democratic Gov. Tim Walz said he plans to continue an appeal filed during the final days of the former administration over Enbridge Inc.’s plans to replace an oil pipeline across the state’s northern tier.

February 14, 2019

Briefs — DAPL Review

In a court-ordered review, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concluded that the Dakota Access Pipeline poses “no significant potential impact” to nearby hunting and fishing resources, and its crossing of the Missouri River does not create a “disproportionately high and adverse” risk to nearby Native American tribes, some of whom oppose the $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile crude oil pipeline. A federal judge ordered the review in June 2017, but allowed the pipeline to continue operations. Sponsor Energy Transfer Partners LP reported this June that the pipe, which has transported more than 100 million bbl, is moving 500,000 b/d, or close to half of the Bakken Shale’s daily production.

September 5, 2018