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Enbridge Begins Work on Contested Line 5 Crude Project Tunnel

While most of the $500 million safety project still requires state approvals, Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. has started work on tunnels for water crossings of its contested 540,000 b/d Line 5. Deliveries have begun through a $20 million tunnel that replaced a 66-year-old riverbed trench. The tunnel consists of new pipe in a tube 2,814 feet…

August 19, 2020

Enbridge Temporarily Shuts Off Line 5 Ahead of Court Hearing in Michigan

Enbridge Inc. obeyed a court order Thursday to shut off its 540,000 b/d Line 5 pipeline that crosses the Straits of Mackinac until a hearing scheduled for Tuesday (June 30) on a Michigan state request for an injunction against resuming oil flows. An Ingham County, MI, judge granted a temporary restraining order sought by Michigan…

June 26, 2020

California, Minnesota, Wisconsin AGs Join Michigan Fight to Shut Down Enbridge Line 5

The attorneys general (AG) of Minnesota, California and Wisconsin have formally lent their support to a lawsuit filed by Michigan AG Dana Nessel seeking to shut down Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 light crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline across Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac.

November 20, 2019

Enbridge Facing Wisconsin Lawsuit to Remove Crude Line 5

Enbridge Inc. is reviewing a newly launched Wisconsin counterpart to the Michigan lawsuit that seeks to shut down a 540,000 b/d northern leg of its oil delivery network in Canada and the United States, the company said.

July 24, 2019

Enbridge Offers to Speed Tunnel Work on Line 5 Oil Pipeline Replacement

Enbridge Inc. is offering to speed up work on a planned tunnel for the four-mile underwater leg of its Line 5 oil pipeline across the Straits of Mackinac in response to Michigan state demands for swift action.

June 3, 2019

Enbridge, Michigan Reach Deal on Line 5 Oil Pipeline Replacement

Enbridge Inc. has agreed to cover the costs of an underwater tunnel that would accommodate a replacement for its 65 year-old oil and natural gas liquids pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

October 5, 2018
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