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Michigan Governor ‘Shifts’ Strategy on Line 5 Pipeline, Resuscitates 2019 Lawsuit

Michigan Governor ‘Shifts’ Strategy on Line 5 Pipeline, Resuscitates 2019 Lawsuit

After losing one legal battle, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has revived a dormant state court lawsuit in an attempt to shut Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Whitmer said Tuesday the strategy was “shifting” after dropping an unsuccessful action on Line 5 in federal court. The governor directed…

December 1, 2021
Canada Invokes U.S. Treaty to Keep Enbridge Line 5 in Operation

Canada Invokes U.S. Treaty to Keep Enbridge Line 5 in Operation

The Canadian government on Tuesday invoked a 1977 treaty in a U.S. court to save Enbridge Inc.’s disputed Line 5 oil pipeline from a demand by Michigan’s top officials to shut down service on Wednesday. The 540,000 b/d system is scheduled to be shut down at the Straits of Mackinac crossing between Lake Michigan and…

May 12, 2021
Enbridge Says Michigan Lacks Authority to Terminate or Revoke Line 5 Oil Pipe Easement

Enbridge Says Michigan Lacks Authority to Terminate or Revoke Line 5 Oil Pipe Easement

Enbridge Inc. served notice Tuesday that Canadian oil would continue to flow across the Straits of Mackinac regardless of an order by Michigan’s executive branch to shut down the 540,000 b/d Line 5 in mid-May. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel have no power to enforce their notice issued in November that the…

January 12, 2021
Enbridge Vows ‘Thorough Response’ to Line 5 Lawsuit Brought by Michigan Governor

Enbridge Vows ‘Thorough Response’ to Line 5 Lawsuit Brought by Michigan Governor

Enbridge Inc. has vowed “a thorough response through the legal process” against a new lawsuit by the Michigan government’s Democrat executive branch that seeks to revoke the state easement for its Line 5 oil conduit across the Straits of Mackinac. In Alberta, source of most of the oil that Enbridge delivers, Energy Minister Sonya Savage…

November 16, 2020
DTE Gas Working to Reduce Michigan’s Carbon Footprint with Aggressive Initiatives

DTE Gas Working to Reduce Michigan’s Carbon Footprint with Aggressive Initiatives

Detroit’s DTE Gas is ramping up its efforts in going green, joining its parent company with a goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, an expansion of DTE Energy Co.’s 2018 ambitions to reduce methane emissions by 80%, include partnering with customers to address up to 100%…

June 26, 2020
Enbridge Temporarily Shuts Off Line 5 Ahead of Court Hearing in Michigan

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
Enbridge Pipeline Replacement Clears Michigan Legal Hurdle

Enbridge Pipeline Replacement Clears Michigan Legal Hurdle

Enbridge Inc. has won the opening round in the Michigan legal fight to keep its 540,000-barrels-daily Line 5 oil pipeline replacement alive by putting its Straits of Mackinac crossing in a new utility tunnel.

November 4, 2019
Enbridge Line 5 Replacement Dispute Shifts to Michigan Courtroom

Enbridge Line 5 Replacement Dispute Shifts to Michigan Courtroom

A court case has erupted over the future of Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d oil export Line 5 after negotiations failed to settle a Michigan dispute about its four-mile underwater leg across the Straits of Mackinac.

June 10, 2019
Enbridge Offers to Speed Tunnel Work on Line 5 Oil Pipeline Replacement

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

Riviera Inks Deal to Sell More Legacy Assets in Michigan

Riviera Resources Inc. has agreed to sell its interest in oil and natural gas properties in Michigan to an undisclosed buyer for $44.5 million.

May 24, 2019
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